Apparently the Rangers have signed a big time LA prospect, 17 year old outfield prospect Jairo Beras for a cool 4.5 mil. Pretty awesome and funny with all the rumors about trading Koji to free up money for Oswalt or someone else. When you look up ninja in the dictionary, there should be a picture of JD and co. There was a yahoo article a while back that was linked on here about Ortiz going down to the Dominican Republic and Beras was one of a few players talked about. A few of the highlights are:
"I told him I’d never seen him make an out. The Venezuelans pitched around him or he hit a line drive that bored through a relentless wind.
Do you ever make an out?, I asked. Grinning, a translator turned and rephrased the question for Jairo Beras, who laughed.
He is 6-foot-5, a spidery 175 pounds and, according to a roster of Dominican players that comes with the warning, “Birth dates have not been confirmed by MLB,” turned 16 on Christmas Day.
Beras considered the question only briefly. Do you ever make an out?
“Hardly ever,” he said with a crooked smile.""Beras, who watched Ortiz leave with a grand smile and wave, is from San Pedro de Macoris, a town near the eastern tip of the island known for its sugar cane and shortstops. He is an outfielder with a body that begs for calories and a swing that promises power."
"Sitting 15 feet to Ortiz’s left, a Texas Rangers cap pushed back on his head, Jairo Beras snapped a photograph with his phone."
Looks like he is going to be wearing that cap for a while. Here is the full article for those interested: