The Indians have signed Dominican shortstop Grofy Cruz for $400,000. Cruz, a 16-year-old righthanded hitter, is 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, his trainer goes by the name of “Leo” in the city of Bani, DR.
Cruz flashes solid raw power and arm strength, though he should move over to third base quickly and will have to continue to make progress in the field. Grofi had limited action in the Dominican Prospect League but showed well in a number of games and showcases. Congratulations to the Indians, Leo, the Cruz Martinez Family!