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Red Sox come to terms with Cuban outfielder

03.30.10 at 9:34 pm ET
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox have come to terms with Cuban outfielder Jorge Padron to a minor league contract that will include a signing bonus of $350,000. The signing was first reported by the El Nuevo Herald. The 22-year-old Padron, who left Cuba, following Cuba’s 2009 season.

According to the Web site ScoutingBook.com is “a stocky contact bat who hits from the left side.” The left-handed hitting Padron is reportedly a spray hitter who is tough on right-handed pitching. He had been playing left field for Pinar del Rio, manning the team’s leadoff spot for the 2007-08 seasons.

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