Red Sox and Cuban infielder Yoilan Cerse agree to deal

Per Jesse Sanchez of, the Boston Red Sox have signed Cuban infielder Yoilan Cerse to a minor league contract.

Cerse, 28, spent the last nine seasons playing primarily second base for Indios de Guantanamo, part of Cuba’s Serie Nacional.

At 28-years-old, Cerse is less of a prospect and more of someone who could potentially be a utility player down the road. A career .325 hitter in Cuba, Cerse boasts speed and quickness, and could potentially become a base-stealing threat at the big league level.

Given Boston’s heightened interest in Cuban born players in the past year — most notably Rusney Castillo and Yoan Moncada — the Cerse signing should be no major shock.

He’ll most likely start at Single-A, and it remains questionable whether he will be a factor for Boston in the majors this season.

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