October 22, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed free agent Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a major league contract, giving the team an experienced center fielder who can play all three outfield positions.
The club made the announcement Monday, when the team traveled from the Bay Area to Chicago for an interleague series with the White Sox.
Carbonell lives in Merida, Mexico, and will report to Arizona once he has obtained a work visa, the team said.
The 23-year-old played for Camaguey in the Cuban Serie Nacional for four years, batting .287 (163 for 568) with nine homers, 70 RBIs, 119 runs, 28 doubles and four triples in 190 games. He hit .298 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 62 games his last season, 2012-2013.
The Giants' 40-man roster is at its limit.