Dodgers News: Team Signs 18-Year-Old OF Carlos Mosquera From Panama
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their international signing spree this afternoon, signing 18-year-old outfielder Carlos Mosquera from Panama. The move comes just a day after the team reportedly agreed to terms with Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena on a contract that could be worth as much as $25 million.
Mosquera, 18, joins an extensive list of international players that have been signed in the last month or so. According to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, the signing has been confirmed by the team:
Today the Dodgers signed 18-year-old international outfield prospect Carlos Mosquera from Panama City, Panama (signing scout: Luis Molina).
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) February 13, 2014
Not much pops up when trying to find some information about Mosquera, but he did homer twice with Panama Metro on January 16 of this year. Here’s a brief scouting report Hoornstra passed along via the Dodgers:
Mosquera is a switch hitter and an above average runner. He plays center field. At 18, he’s equivalent to a high school-age player. He’ll report to Campos Los Palmas in the Dominican Republic and participate in the 2014 Dominican Summer League.
At the Dodgers town meeting held at Dodger Stadium earlier this week, president and CEO Stan Kasten said the organization has scouts across the world and their signings the past month back up those comments. The Dodgers continue to bulk up on international signings and it doesn’t look they’re slowing down anytime soon.
ICYMI: Here’s our Dodgers Nation Week In Review