Red Sox call up Moncada

In this Nov. 12, 2014 photo, Cuban baseball player Yoan Moncada prepares for an exhibition game for major league scouts, in the Enrique Torrebiarte Stadium in Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Prensa Libre)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will add hyped prospect Yoan Moncada to the major league roster prior to a game at Oakland on Friday.

The team announced the move Wednesday night. The Cuban infielder signed with Boston for $31.5 million in February 2015 in a deal that cost the Red Sox $63 million due to a tax penalty on international amateur free agents.

The 21-year-old Moncada will report from Double-A Portland, where he is hitting .285 with 11 homers and nine stolen bases in 44 games. He opened the year with Class A Salem, where he hit .307 with four homers and 36 steals in 61 games.

The switch-hitting second baseman got off to a slow start in 2015, batting .200 with one homer in the first half of the season with Class A Greenville. He’s since become one of the minors’ most productive players and one of baseball’s top prospects behind a varied skillset.

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