Source: Red Sox sign Cuban right-hander Dalier Hinojosa

October 18, 2013 - 6:10 pm

A major league source confirmed a report from Baseball America that the Red Sox have signed Cuban right-hander Dalier Hinojosa. According to Baseball America, Hinojosa, 27, is a 6-foot right-hander with an 88-92 mph fastball, a changeup/splitter and a slurvy breaking ball. From the publication: "Several scouts believe Hinojosa, who'€™s around 6 feet, 200 pounds, fits best as a reliever. Given his age and experience, he figures to start in the upper levels of the minors, perhaps Triple-A Pawtucket." Because he is 27 years old, Hinojosa would not count against the Sox' international amateur spending pool limits, which apply only to amateurs who are under 23 years old. Baseball America said that he signed on a minor league contract.