Friday, February 6, 2015
HECTOR OLIVERA SHOWS MUSCLE IN SHOWCASE
Small story, but great if you're Hector Olivera. You remember Hector, he's the other Cuban that the Yankees had been looking at, in addition to Yoan Moncada. We wrote about him in CUBAN HECTOR OLIVERA WORKED OUT & EVERYONE WAS THERE.
Now comes word that Olivera was showing off a bit in his showcase and good for him, that's what a showcase is all about. Ben Badler of Baseball America has the story:
"...Hector Olivera made another strong statement today at his second open showcase. Playing in a game at the Dominican air force base, the righthanded-hitting Olivera hit two home runs, including one to left-center field in his first at-bat. Later in the game, he pulled another home run to left field, then used the opposite field for a double to right-center. While he wasn’t facing major league pitching, it was a standout day for Olivera, who split time in the field between second and third base...
The Padres, Giants and Braves have all had their top club officials scout Olivera recently and have been linked to him as potential landing spots. The Mariners also had president Kevin Mather and general manager Jack Zduriencik scout him at a private workout in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, though Seattle is already locked in at second and third base with Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager..."
I find it all every interesting because in Badler's whole piece, the Yankees were not mentioned at all, which leads me to believe they will be locking in on Moncada. Who really knows, that's a guess.
I just wanted to share this Olivera update for all of you. That is all my friends.
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