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Yankees Shell Out $200k

Nope, not one of the Boras guys. We’ll probably have to wait a week or two for one of those signings to come down.

The Yankees signed Dominican infielder Damian Taveras yesterday to a $200,000 bonus.

Yankees officials praised Taveras’s discipline, intelligence, and hitting ability. Latin-American supervisor Victor Mata compared his body type to Jorge Posada, but said that the team will try to develop him at short, second, and third. He looks to have been signed primarily for his bat, as Yankees’ regional scout Jose Luna praised his swing but said he needed to work a bit on his glove and his footwork.


Also in today’s Listin Diario, a piece about the Nationals’ desire to be “The Kings of the Carribbean” as far as recruiting Dominican prospects goes.

With the huge advantage in both cash and name recognition New York and Boston enjoy down here…good luck. Spending close to half a million more than the next highest bid for Esmailyn Gonzalez makes more sense in this context.


August 3, 2006 - Posted by | Signing Period


  1. Where’s the article about the Nationals?

    Comment by Jordan | August 4, 2006

  2. My bad. The Diario´s links change when the pages are archived. It´s fixed now.

    Comment by jhelfgott | August 4, 2006

  3. the best damian taveras

    Comment by Scarlem | May 17, 2007

  4. Free email accounts

    Comment by Free Mail | July 26, 2007

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