LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Sunday that they agreed to terms with 18-year-old Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz.
The contract is for $15.5 million, but the length of the deal is not yet known.READ MORE: Tickets On Sale Thursday For Highly-Anticipated Opening Of New Academy Museum
Diaz is 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, and was the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award in Cuba’s Serie Nacional league.
Diaz sported a .348 batting average with an on-base percentage of .448 and a slugging percentage of .440 during his first season with the Havana Industriales.READ MORE: Long Beach Shooting Leaves 2 Men Dead
He also hit 13 doubles and three triples in 65 games for the Industriales. Diaz, who is sometimes referred to as “Yusnier,” showed athleticism along with some hitting and power.
Sources: Dodgers agree to $15.5 million deal with OF prospect Yusniel Diaz & $6M deal with INF Omar Estevez. Check https://t.co/mkcBseoZWQ
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) November 22, 2015MORE NEWS: Raging Dixie Fire Levels NorCal Town
The team also reached a $6 million deal with infielder Omar Estevez.