TGB Client Balbino Fuenmayor Signs with Atlanta Braves
TGB client Balbino Fuenmayor has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league agreement for the 2017 season. Fuenmayor spent the last two seasons with the Kansas City Royals organization after being named Baseball America's Independent League Player of the Year in 2014.
The Valencia, Venezuela native had a breakout year in 2015, hitting to a line of .358/.384/.589 with 17 home runs and 66 RBI's which earned him a spot in the MLB Futures Game in Cincinnati during All-Star Weekend. Although his knee injury hampered him into the 2016 season, Balbino is now fully healthy and is performing well in the Venezuelan Winter League hitting .333 with 4 home runs and 20 RBI's in just 18 games. Balbino would like to thank the Kansas City Royals for the opportunity and care they provided him and looks forward to furthering his career with the Braves organization in 2017.