TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Cuban infielder Robert Baldoquin has visa issues and is not expected to be at spring training with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday when position players report Wednesday.
The 20-year-old, who agreed last month to a contract with an $8 million signing bonus, is in the Dominican Republic. While Baldoquin is expected to work with coaches mostly on minor league fields, manager Mike Scioscia said he could appear in spring training games next month.
”We want to get him comfortable,” Scioscia said Tuesday. ”We’re excited to get him on the field and see what his skill set is and how it translates. He’s an exciting player.”