Yasmani Tomas works out for Padres for second time in a week
Cuban power hitter Yasmani Tomas had another workout with the Padres that was held in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, his second time in the past week that he's worked out for the club, according to Bad Badler of Baseball America.
Tomas would fill the Padres' need for a power hitter. The slugger, who turns 24 next month, is reportedly expected to command somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million. San Diego is not known for handing out contracts of that magnitude so it's unclear if the front office would make such a lucrative offer to Tomas.
The Phillies and Red Sox also reportedly have interest in him.
Scouts from virtually every team were in the Dominican Republic late last month to see him play during a workout.
The corner outfielder batted .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