Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monarchs land Panamanian Aquino

Rafael Aquino
Kansas City
Age: 19B/T: R/R
Born: Almirante, PA
Position(s): P (none)
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Congratulations to hodgenice and the Kansas City Monarchs on making the season's first international signing. Rafael Aquino of Almirante, Panama signed a $730,000 minor league deal to join the Monarchs. The 6'5 19-year old weighs just 185 lbs. but the Monarchs expect him to fill out.

"He's got a frame that can fill out and a nice loose arm action. He's a projection but we've got him at 92 on the gun already with the chance to add another 2-3 mph to that," said Monarchs International Scouting Director Manny Noriega.

Owner hodgenice was confused by the "loose arm action" reference as Noriega had previously made the same assertion about hodgenice's high school girlfriend.

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