Found August 14, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
The move by the Reds to sign Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman in January 2010 has proved to be a good one. Now, it appears as though the Reds are dipping into Cuba for baseball talent once again. Baseball America reports that Cincinnati has inked 20-year-old outfielder Raydel Medina for $400,000. A source close to the deal says the signing is still awaiting approval from the league office, though. Ben Badler was the first to break the story. At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Medina runs above-average times in the 60-yard dash. He’s a lefthanded hitter with a quick bat and projectable power, although there are concerns among some scouts about his crudeness at the plate despite his performance at the World Championship. Given how little time is left in the 2013 season, Medina might not make his debut until next year, at which point he’ll probably start in one of the lower levels of the system, perhaps low Class A Dayton. Medina, like Chapman and Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel ...
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