Braves Sign Yasser Gomez

The Braves signed Cuban outfielder Yasser Gomez, according to Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald (via Twitter). Gomez, who is now in the Dominican Republic, will not receive a big bonus from the Braves.

Gomez defected from Cuba late in 2008, at which point at least one scout considered him major league ready. At that time, he was described as a speedy outfielder who had hit for high averages in Cuba. Gomez, who is about 30 years old, was declared a free agent last summer. MLB.com's Mark Bowman says Gomez is expected to travel to the United States once he obtains a visa.


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4 Comments on "Braves Sign Yasser Gomez"


Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Temporary CF solution?

coolstorybro222
5 years 3 months ago

No. I hope it’s permanent because Melky is not a every day player and Mclouth sucks and Schaffer is trying to rebuild himself back up again.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah I meant until Schafer is ready to take over, I was just assuming that he’d get another crack at the majors sometime this season.

KidCapo
5 years 1 month ago

That guy is really good Yasser Gomez he played in Industriales back in my country industriales was a team like the yankees