The Braves sign Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano


David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves have signed¬†Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano to a major league deal.

Toscano is 25. He’s not considered a super prospect — more of a fourth or fifth outfielder type — though he hit for average and got on base in Cuba. I just spoke with someone in the lobby here who has paid some attention to Toscano and he said, as I told him I was going to write this post, that “you’ll think more about him in the couple minutes it takes you to write that post than you will all season, probably.” I feel like that’s probably a good bit of perspective for these sorts of signings.