Found August 30, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
On a breezy evening in Stockton, Michael Ynoa was busy explaining just how much he enjoys pitching at Banner Island Ballpark, and for the Oakland A’s organization in general. ‘This is my second home.” He exclaimed in his native Spanish. “I like it. I’ve been here since 2009, and I’ve already become accustomed to it.” It’s a long way from his first home in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. When asked if it’s strange to be pitching so far away from where he grew up he responded with an emphatic: “No.” The pitching prospect shares a hometown with current A’s starter Bartolo Colon, but so far he has only had the chance to meet the veteran right-hander briefly during spring training. The A’s snapped up Ynoa back in the summer of 2008 for a club-record signing bonus of $4.25 million. That figure dwarfed the previous record, which at the time, was $1.2 million doled out to Mark Mulder. GM Billy Beane told’s Mychael Urban (then of back in 2008:“You kind of run o

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