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Mariners linked to Cuban outfielder

Post by Bob Dutton / The News Tribune on May 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm with No Comments »
May 17, 2014 3:50 pm

The Mariners are among five finalists to land outfielder Daniel Carbonell, a Cuban defector, according to Ken Rosenthal of

Rosenthal also cited the Yankees as a finalist but did not identify the other clubs. Carbonell must sign prior to July 2 or his bonus will be subject to Major League Baseball’s international spending limits.

Carbonell, 23, is generally characterized as a center fielder with speed and some power. A switch-hitter, he batted .278 with a .378 on-base percentage and a .405 slugging percentage in 127 plate appearances last year for Cuba before defecting.

Here’s a YouTube video of his workout:

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