Sox sign top independent prospect
October, 16, 2009
By Peter Gammons | ESPNBoston.com
The Red Sox have signed Baseball America's No. 1 ranked independent league prospect, Reynaldo Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a first baseman who played last season for Yuma in the Golden League.
Here is part of Baseball America's description of Rodriguez:
- When the Golden Baseball League announced that the Yuma club would be filled completely with players from the Columbia Winter League, the hope was that it would allow some lesser-known Columbian prospects show their stuff in the U.S. No one took advantage of that more than Rodriguez, who was named the Golden League's rookie of the year after holding his own in a league filled with experienced Triple-A and big league veterans.