The Atlanta Braves have taken a chance on a new Cuban outfield prospect. You may have heard of Dian Toscano but it’s safe to assume you haven’t heard his name as many times as Yoan Moncada, Yasmany Tomas or even Hector Olivera or Yoan Lopez.
Another reason you may not have heard of Toscano is that he did not take part in Cuba’s national events last year and only recently defected from Cuba.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and some members of his staff personally evaluated Toscano in back in November but it took a couple of months for Toscano’s paperwork to go through so that he could be cleared to enter the United States and officially sign with Atlanta.
An agreement was made between the two parties back in December but the details of the contract were not officially announced until Wednesday.
For details about the deal between Toscano and the Braves use the link below read the rest of my post on Baseball Hot Corner: