Boston Pays Big Beans for Cuban Prospect
He seems to like red, white and … green. The Red Sox have snagged 19-year-old Cuban sensation Yoan Moncada with a $31.5 million signing bonus, eclipsing the Yankees’ reported $25 million offer. The infielder, who debuted in Cuba’s top pro league when he was just 17, left the island in November with Castro’s blessing, and scouts believe the switch hitter has huge potential. Moncada is expected to don his red-and-whites in Florida this week before a stint in the minors.