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Giants ink Cuban OF Carbonell to big league deal


The Giants signed Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a Major League contract on Monday, and the 23-year-old will report to Arizona once he has a work visa.

It's a four-year deal, and Carbonell will make a guaranteed $3.5 million, according to an industry source, and he can earn another $3.5 million in performance bonuses. The club did not confirm the terms of the deal.

Currently working out in Merida, Mexico, Carbonell played for Camaguey in Cuba's Serie Nacional for four years, hitting .287 with 119 runs, 28 doubles, four triples, nine home runs and 70 RBIs in 190 games. He hit .298 with 40 runs, 13 doubles, five homers and 28 RBIs in 62 games in his most recent campaign (2012-13). Primarily a center fielder in Cuba, Carbonell has experience at all three outfield positions.

Carbonell was said to be weighing contract offers from five clubs. With the signing, the Giants have a full 40-man roster.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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