Yanks sign 19-yr old Cuban LHP Omar Luis Rodriguez

Yanks sign 19-yr old Cuban LHP Omar Luis Rodriguez

by fishjam25

According to MLB.com, the Yanks have agreed to a minor-lg deal with 19-yr old Cuban LHP Omar Luis Rodriguez worth an estimated $4-5 Million.  I don’t know a great deal about Rodriguez but I love the deal since it was one of the teams last chances to exert its financial advantage in the International Market before the new CBA spending restrictions begin July 2nd.

There isn’t a whole lot of information out about Rodriguez although he defeated Team USA in the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championship.  That game earned him a big reputation as he pitched a 144-pitch complete game with 8 K’s.  Rodriguez was one of 4 Cuban teenagers – along with Jorge Soler – to be declared a free agent earlier this month.

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Posted on June 20, 2012, in No Category. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ken you have any thoughts on this kid?

    • I wish I did Matt but, one thing going for him is…he is a lefty and I guess he has some good games under his belt. If He is what they say he is, that would be good for the Yankes. :)

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