"Aneury Tavarez is a good hitter," Duquette said. "He had an excellent year in Portland. He ended up making the Eastern League All-Star team and he was the MVP of the Portland club. … This kid is a good offensive player, excellent speed, and he's playing in the Dominican [Republic.] We'll need to find a position for him. He can hit, he can run, and he does have some power. If you take a look at the 13 triples that he had, that's reflective of his power as well as his very capable speed. So, we're glad to add him to our club. We were looking to add some speed to our ballclub from a year ago, and although he's not a base-stealer, Tavares has excellent speed and good offensive capability."