Yaisel Sierra garnered plenty of interest earlier this offseason when he signed a contract many executives considered expensive for his talent level. Visa issues then kept him out of Dodgers workouts when Spring started and now, we’re finally nearing his debut.
This, via Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
“Cuban right-hander Yaisel Sierra threw to hitters during Tuesday’s workout. Sierra could appear in a game soon.”
Soon is still pretty vague, but the fact that it’s close enough to talk about is pretty exciting. Sierra will have some fairly tough acts to follow when he does pitch for the first time this spring. The young pitchers who have already debuted (with Julio Urias reportedly getting ready to go against the Angels on Friday) did so with flying colors.
Sierra has been on something of a whirlwind tour since signing, however, so it might make some sense for the Dodgers to take their time on this situation.