The Red Sox have added another option at second base for the upcoming season.
First reported by Mexican News Media, it was informed that the team from Boston has reached a deal with Mexican second basemen Esteban Quiroz.
Juan Angel Avila, of Megacable Sports and former San Diego Padres announcer, confirmed the story as he was present when the deal took place in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
The 25-year-old Mexican baseball player has won over Mexican fans with his great offensive prowess and because of his stature he is often compared to American League MVP Jose Altuve, since he is only 5'5.
In 34 games this season in the Mexican Pacific League hits .299, with 17 runs produced and 23 scored, striking the same number of times he has received base on balls with 22. This league is considered a Triple A level league.
In the last three seasons in the Mexican Baseball League his lowest batting average has been .293.
He has also been known for showing some "big pop" despite his size and in the World Baseball Classic he showed it, smacking 2 dingers. One against Italy and another against Venezuela.
The same day he signed with Boston, Quiroz took part in a Home Run Derby and smacked 29 bombs.
According to Bambino Sedano of Puro Beisbol, Quiroz mentioned that he was also invited to Spring Training.
The Red Sox would be making the second signing of this type with an already consolidated player in Mexico, after doing it prior to last season with pitcher Hector Velazquez.
Quiroz will be another option for the Red Sox at second base, where the team will be without Dustin Pedroia at the beginning of the year due to surgery on his knee.