The Boston Herald reports the Red Sox have agreed to a contract with Cuban shortstop Jose Iglesias, reportedly for an $8 million contract. According to the Herald report, the Red Sox have scouted Iglesias heavily, including a workout at their Dominican Republic complex.
Iglesias, 19, left the Cuban junior team last August in Edmonton along with Noel Arguellez, a lefthanded pitcher, and both were declared free agents this June. Both also have since chosen new agents, leaving Jaime Torres for SFX.
Two scouts with American League organizations independently arrived at the same conclusion about Iglesias, a 19-year-old middle infielder. Both compared him to Orlando Cabrera for his batting stance, infield actions and offensive potential.
"He’s a stud," one of the scouts said. "He’s a plus run and plus arm Orlando Cabrera clone. He’s got a quick bat but I didn’t see much power."
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