Cuban Dian Toscano played for the Atlanta Braves
- Submitted by: Camila
- 02 / 04 / 2015
Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves reached a contractual agreement for four seasons and six million dollars. The left-handed hitter had averaged .356 during the 2012-2013 season with Villa Clara in Cuba National Series.
The deal includes a signing bonus of $ 1.2 million to be paid 72 hours after he reports to training camp MLB. Also includes salaries of $ 800,000 this year, one million dollars in 2016, 1,300,000 in 2017 and 1,500,000 in 2018.
The Braves are rearming their team after redeeming gardeners Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis.
Nick Markakis was hired to replace Heyward in right field. Among the newcomers are Jonny Gomes and Dominicans Zoilo Almonte and Eury Perez, while BJ Upton returns to the center.
In order to create space for Toscano in the 40-man roster, outfielder Jose Constanza was removed temporarily while the situation is resolved in the team.
In 2013, Toscano was suspended in Cuban baseball after a failed attempt of desertion. He left the country at the end of that year and came to Dominican Republic.
Source: Diario de Cuba