Thursday November 20th, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have joined the group of teams pursuing free-agent Yasmany Tomas, according to a report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.

Tomas, an outfielder renowned for his power, left Cuba this summer seeking an opportunity to join a Major League team. The Braves recently traded outfielder Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Atlanta is set to watch Tomas in the near future, the report says.

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Heyman writes that while the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies are believed to be aggressively pursuing Tomas, recent talks suggest a "mystery team" could be in the running for the 23-year-old.

Philadelphia has reportedly "cooled" on the idea of signing Tomas.

A previous report said that Tomas could wait until the MLB winter meetings -- which run from Dec. 8-11 -- to sign with a team. According to Heyman, Tomas is targeting a contract larger than the six-year, $72 million deal the Red Sox reached with fellow Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo this summer.

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