Report: Phillies have 'legitimate interest' in Yasmani Tomas
The Phillies have "legitimate interest" in Cuban defector and slugging outfielder Yasmani Tomas, who could command a deal of approximately $100 million, according to a report Wednesday night from Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
Scouts from virtually every team will be in the Dominican Republic on Sunday to see him play during a workout.
The 23-year-old hit .275 with 10 homers and 59 RBI in a 90-game regular season and seven playoff games for Industriales last season. He's been with Industriales since 2008 and played for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic last year.
- Marc Weinreich