Texas Rangers Sign Andy Ibanez of Cuba

A resident of Rockwall County, Texas, Charles “Chuck” Scroggs serves as the president of both C and D Commercial Services, Inc., and Southwest Scaffolding, LLC. In addition to his work in and around Rockwall County, Chuck Scroggs enjoys fishing, horseback riding, and cheering on his favorite MLB team, the Texas Rangers.

In a recent press release, the Texas Rangers organization announced that it reached a $1.6 million deal to sign 22-year-old infielder Andy Ibanez of Cuba. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound second baseman was granted free agency in February 2015. However, Ibanez had trouble negotiating a deal due to the timing of his reclassification combined with the regulations surrounding international bonus pools.

For the last three seasons Ibanez has played in Cuba’s top league, where he maintained a .283 batting average and hit 13 home runs. He is a skilled infielder and base runner with the potential to fill up the stat sheet with stolen bases. In signing with the Rangers, Ibanez joins the team’s two other recently-signed international players, Leodys Taveras of the Dominican Republic and Miguel Aparicio of Venezuela.