Alex Romero Rumors

Minor League Signings: Bynum, Padilla, Romero

A few notable minor league signings, courtesy of Baseball America's Matt Eddy

  • The Cardinals signed infielder Freddie Bynum. The 30-year-old spend last season in Japan, and is a career .234/.275/.379 hitter in 377 plate appearances, mostly with the Orioles and Cubs. He has experience at both middle infield spots and in the outfield.
  • The Marlins signed outfielder Jorge Padilla. The 31-year-old finally made his big league debut in 2009 after a minor league career that started in 1998. He hit .120/.154/.120 in 26 plate appearances with the Nats and has performed well at the Triple-A level (.304/.372/.406).
  • The Marlins also added another outfielder, 27-year-old Alex Romero. He hasn't played in the big leagues since 2009, and is a .239/.279/.339 career hitter in 299 plate appearances, all with the Diamondbacks. Romero can handle all three outfield spots.

Braves Sign Alex Romero

The Braves signed outfielder Alex Romero to a minor league deal, based on the team's Double A roster.  The Braves confirmed the signing.

Romero signed a minor league deal with the Astros in December, but was released in March.  The 26-year-old hit .348/.416/.462 for the D'Backs' Triple a club last year, but struggled in 157 big league plate appearances.  Two years ago, Baseball America called Romero "the ideal fourth outfielder."