SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After the D-backs acquired catching prospect Oscar Hernandez in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft, the 22-year-old Venezuelan knew he wouldn't know many teammates when he reported for Spring Training the following February in Scottsdale.
But a quick bond was established between Hernandez and another Spanish speaker who was not only new to the organization, but also to the country: newly signed Cuban pitching prospect Yoan Lopez.
Evan Webeck is a senior journalism student at Arizona State University. This story is part of a partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.