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The Phillies have "legitimate interest" in Cuban defector and slugging outfielder Yasmani Tomas.

By SI Wire
September 17, 2014

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.

The news is only further confirmation of the Phillies -- and the Red Sox, among other teams -- showing interest in a player Salisbury describes as a "corner outfielder with big power."

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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

 

 

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