This is just a little more info on the two Dutch players the Reds recently signed.
The Cincinnati Reds have inked two more Dutch players. Already in late May 19-year-old outfielder Aldrich Guzman got a minor league contract following his performance at the MLB European Academy tryout in Haarlem on April 27. He has played for the Euro Stars and the Tridents in the past. We already had received a tip about Guzman’s signing after his name popped up in Baseball America’s transaction list, but we initially couldn’t confirm the signing.
The second new Cincinnati Red is 18-year-old right-handed Ibrahim Redan. He is currently playing for the AamigoO ADO Lakers in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. In eight games (seven starts) he has an ERA of 5.92 with 20 strikeouts in 38 innings. Guzman and Redan are expected to make their professional debuts in the Arizona Summer League for the AZL Reds. The 2012 season in this Rookie league starts on June 20.