Yoan Moncada

Sources: Yoan Moncada to make debut with Single-A Greenville Monday night

Ryan Hannable
May 17, 2015 - 11:46 am

After spending over a month in extended spring training, it appears 19-year-old Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada is ready to take the next step. According to sources, Moncada will make his debut with Single-A Greenville Monday night. He had been working exclusively at second base during his time at extended spring training. The Red Sox didn't rush Moncada in extended spring training as they wanted to get him adjusted as much as he could to the American game. The infielder hadn'€™t played organized baseball since the end of 2013. He signed minor league contract that featured a $31.5 million signing bonus on March 12. "He'€™s definitely a gifted athlete that has a ton of potential," Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers said last month. "We'€™re excited to have him and he'€™s worked really hard so far. It'€™s a big adjustment jumping into professional baseball. I think he was out for a period of time and he'€™s he'€™s getting accustomed to the daily work and process of becoming a major league player. They are really happy with him so far and excited to watch him develop." ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes was first to report the promotion would be in the "next couple of days."