Yankees sign Rainiero Coa

Montero benched for not running out a ground ball
Game 31: Four more on the road

Via MLBTR, the Yankees have signed 17-year-old Venezuelan catcher Rainiero Coa. A former shortstop/first baseman, he moved behind the plate and apparently his defense and arm are top notch, which is why the Yanks signed him. You can read more about him here. I’m assuming Coa will spend the summer in the Yanks’ Dominican complex, and if he’s actually a prospect, he’ll come to the States next season.

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Montero benched for not running out a ground ball
Game 31: Four more on the road
  • A.D.

    Yankees just trying to monopolize the young catching talent in pro baseball…if only they could get Harper.

    • Thomas

      Just hire him as assistant to the traveling secretary and then next year, demote him to low A catcher.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Andy in Sunny Daytona already found his facebook profile.

    • Tom Zig

      he already started the facebook group “Bring Rainiero to America”

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Funny. Just to give you an update, Melvin’s Jefe(that means boss or manager, Rebecca. hehe), Carlos Mota, has joined “Bring Melvin To America”

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

          Yo se que significa el Jefe!

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            Google Translation: Sometimes I dry clean my pants while wearing them.

            (Note: May not be the actual translation, but knowing Google’s translation skills, it’s probably fairly accurate.)

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

          He can’t be worse than some of the arms that make it to Staten Island!!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    His real name is Rafael DePaula, right?

  • JT

    Sounds like Cervelli 2.0

    • pat

      Careful. Thou shout not worship false Cervellies.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    This kid was born in 1993.

    *cries*

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Starlin Castro, born 3/24/1990 is playing in the Majors

  • vin

    I like his first name… reminds me of Tim Raines. I say we call him “Rock.”

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Better than what I had proposed, which is “Rainman”.

      • ROBTEN

        Better than what I had proposed, which is “Rainman”.

        That’s what they call Matsui in the “clubs” (wink wink, nudge nudge).

      • Hey ZZ

        And the Rainman goes deep!

        Back-Back-Back jacks! The Rainman did not hold anything back there. He just let it go and it is raining white over the fans in RF!

        And oh no, oh no, that’s not good. It looks like that long drive hit a fan.

        The Rainman pounded it so hard that his ball smacked a woman in the side of her face. You don’t want to see that.

    • pounder

      How about Al? Alcoa…get it?

  • http://www.wiredtowns.com Short Porch

    Jesus has another reason to run out those ground balls now.

    • Tom Swift

      Is the timing really a coincidence? J/K

  • Poopy Pants

    Sterling:

    “It’s raaaaiiin-iero-ing home runs! allelujia!?!?”

    “Coa goa booma!”

    “I’m Cuckoo for Coa Puffs!!!”

  • JT

    So we know how much he signed for ?