Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Cuban free-agent outfielder Dian Toscano on a four-year major league contract with a club option for 2019.
The deal was formally confirmed by Major League Baseball on Wednesday and financial terms were not announced.
Toscano hit .356 with a .440 on-base percentage and a .452 slugging percentage during the 2012-13 season for Villa Clara in Cuba's Serie Nacional, considered the premier league in Cuba.
"We are very excited to come to terms with a player of Dian's ability," said Braves president of baseball operations John Hart. "As we look to add depth to our organization, the international market is very important to us and expanding our search into Cuba is a significant step."
To make room for Toscano on the 40-man roster, the Braves designated outfielder Jose Constanza for assignment. Constanza received just four at-bats with Atlanta in 2014.