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Dodgers Sign Cuban Pitcher Yaisel Sierra

(Gabe Rodriguez)

(Gabe Rodriguez)

After spending the last four seasons in his native Cuba playing  ball, RHP Yaisel Sierra is now officially a part of Major League Baseball here in the States.

The 24 year-old signed a six year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday which according to, is worth $30 million, pending a physical.

His stats in the Cuban League are a bit wild with a 16-21 record and a 4.23 ERA as a starter. It seems though that the Dodgers will look to use Sierra as a reliever since they have been building their starting rotation this offseason.

Sierra has a fastball that hits the high 90’s along and have alternative pitches in the slider and changeup which are technically still being worked on since those aren’t commonly used in Cuba.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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