D’Backs Reach New Agreement With Socrates Brito

May 10th: Brito has reached a new agreement with the Diamondbacks for less money, tweets SI's Melissa Segura.  The contract is pending MLB approval.

April 26th: MLB.com's Steve Gilbert is reporting that Arizona has voided the contract of 17-year-old prospect Socrates Brito following the outfielder's 50-game suspension for PED use.  This doesn't necessarily mean that Brito's days as a Diamondback are over, as assistant GM Peter Woodfork said the team "will attempt to renegotiate new contract terms" with the Dominican teenager. 

Brito signed with the club in February for a contract worth $190K.  D'Backs director of Latin American operations Junior Noboa told The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro that Brito bore some similarties to "a young Bernie Williams."  Brito wasn't expected to make his debut in North American pro ball until the 2011 season.

12 Responses to D’Backs Reach New Agreement With Socrates Brito Leave a Reply

  1. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Still, greatest name ever.

    • Triteon 5 years ago

      Top 3, behind Buck Coats and Stubby Clapp!

      • Jason_F 5 years ago

        I don’t know…I think I’m partial to Slade Heathcott. It just sounds like he is some special secret agent from the future or something.

        • start_wearing_purple
          start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

          Nah, no where close. Think about it, if you name your kid Socrates then you’re dooming him to becoming a professor where every student thinks they’re gonna be funny asking him if he teaches using the Socratic method. It’s like naming your daughter Chastity, you have to know she’ll be putting out in junior high.

          But hey, a baseball player named Socrates… it’s like the start of a Monty Python sketch.

      • TimotheusATL 5 years ago

        Don’t forget good ol’ Bean Stringfellow.

        • start_wearing_purple
          start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

          Oh that’s a great name too. Gotta wonder how many times he got this question: “So how often are you called stringbean?”

    • There was a guy bouncing around AAA when I was a kid, name of Archemedies Ponzo. I swear I am not making that up.

  2. Triteon 5 years ago

    Hemlock is a PED?

  3. aap212 5 years ago

    Please let him make the majors just for the Bill & Ted references. PLEASE.

  4. stltiger69 5 years ago

    Maybe he’ll face off against on of my favorite minor league players Charles Furbush, a pitcher for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

  5. Every comment here is amazing.

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