Long Island Xtreme 2008-2009
Freeport's Viñas signs with Yankees
To think that, a year ago, Leonel Viñas seemed to be on a path to nowhere. Yes, he had graduated from Freeport High School in June 2009, but he didn't have any concrete plans, and he kept finding trouble.His life changed when his friend Herman Hernández introduced him to Ray Negron, who introduced him to Hank Steinbrenner. And Tuesday in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, Viñas met Brian Cashman, who officially signed the righthanded pitcher to a professional contract.