Viciedo trying to recruit Cespedes to White Sox
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dayan Viciedo is looking to his native Cuba to find some help for the Chicago White Sox.
The 22-year-old Viciedo says he has reached out to Cuban outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler to offer them advice as they try to get major league contracts.
Viciedo says Tuesday: "I told them how great the organization is and how much of a great fit it would be if they would come over and join us."
Viciedo hit .296 with 20 homers and 78 RBI in 119 games at Triple-A Charlotte last season before being called up in August to replace the injured Carlos Quentin. Quentin was traded to the San Diego Padres on Dec. 31, making Viciedo the favorite to start in right field this year.