Red Sox agree to deal with Cuban pitcher Hinojosa
Minor League arrangement worth $4.25 million for 27-year-old right-hander
The Red Sox and Cuban right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal worth $4.25 million, according to industry sources.
Hinojosa, 27, is expected to receive an invite to big league camp during Spring Training. Multiple outlets reported Hinojosa's deal at $4 million in the past week.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Hinojosa starred for the Guantanamo Indios in the Serie Nacional, the island's top baseball league, but is largely known for throwing a seven-inning perfect game against Sri Lanka in the World University Championships in August 2010 and a five-inning perfect game against Hong Kong at the International Cup less than three months later.
In 2011, he pitched for the island's national team at the Rotterdam World Port Tournament in Holland, and he suited up for the Baseball World Cup and the Pan-American Games teams. Hinojosa was also part of the country's team that toured Taiwan, China and Japan last year, and he was named to Cuba's preliminary roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Hinojosa, who is represented by Barry Praver, Scott Shapiro and Bart Hernandez, defected from Cuba in February.