Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mets sign Venezuelan Pitcher


The Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Adrián Almeida, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY .

Diario Meridiano journalist Carlos Daniel Carrasco graciously provides these additional details:

Almeida was born in Tucacas, a little town in Falcón's coast. He is 16 years old and is a left-handed pitcher. He was invited to the Red Sox's team in the Liga Paralela, where he threw 2.0 innings against Bravos de Margarita, the Venezuelan team who signed him one week ago. Today the Mets signed him for $170,000.
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