Reports: Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes Expected to be Cleared for Free Agency

Monday November 7th, 2011

Highly touted Cuban center fielder Yoenis Cespedes is expected to be cleared for MLB free agency, after defecting mid-summer, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The talented left-handed pitcher is reportedly seeking a $30 million contract, similar to the deal that fellow Cuban pitcher and Cincinatto Red Aroldis Chapman received in 2010.

The New York Yankees are apparently interested in his services, according to a source that attended Cespedes’ open workout last week in the Dominican Republic. The source also compared Cespedes to the Los Angeles Angels’ top prospect, Mike Trout.

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