The Red Sox haven't officially signed 19-year-old Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada just yet, but for all intents and purposes he's part of the organization. He's number 22, roughly 70 numbers lower than you would expect for a non-roster invite.
Yoan Moncada's deal still isn't official, but he's here with Red Sox minor leaguers. pic.twitter.com/vclBh3HNsH— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 12, 2015
See, he's even participating in spring training, taking batting practice and everything.
Moncada taking batting practice pic.twitter.com/AAvNUfiz4b— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 12, 2015
Don't forget that he's a switch-hitter, even though he was showing off that lefty swing.
Moncada getting ready to hit in cage. Left-handed, at the moment #RedSox pic.twitter.com/JVEFNQPQ8x— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) March 12, 2015
Even equipment is a little more exciting with Moncada around.
More (unofficial) Moncada Mania pic.twitter.com/XH7tnjF8FG— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 12, 2015
All the paperwork will be sorted out soon, then Moncada will get his official introduction. You know, instead of his Twitter one.