"We had a chance to watch him play in games and we liked him," general manager Dayton Moore said. "Several other teams were trying to sign him as well. He's not a big high-profile guy, but he's had some success in the Cuban professional league. He's been in our academy, our scouts like him and [international scout] Rene Francisco felt we should sign him."
Hernandez Jorrin, 24, is a corner outfielder with some power and a strong throwing arm, Moore said, and he's likely to start in Class A ball.