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Cuban shortstop free to sign with any team

Mar 6, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

According to his agent Bart Hernandez, Cuban shortstop Adeiny
Hechavarria is now able to sign with any team. Jorge Arangure of
ESPN.com tweeted the news last night.

Hechavarria was temporarily blocked as the Office of Foreign Assets Committee verified his age, identity and
residency. Many scouts like the 21-year-old Hechavarria better than Jose Iglesias, who signed a four-year, $8.25 million contract with the Red Sox last
September. The pair played together on the Cuban National Junior Team.

We’re talking about a player who is still very raw, but the Yankees and Cubs are pushing hard to sign him. The Yankees are starting to consider life beyond Derek Jeter while the Cubs are already blessed with top-prospect Starlin Castro and 18-year-old Korean Hak-Ju Lee in their minor league system. But hey, you can never have enough talent.
 

  1. PatPatriotRules - Mar 6, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Well Mr. Short…you come up short on this one…Many scouts ? you will see who is better…..

  2. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre - Mar 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Starlin Castro is the real deal..I can’t see the Cubs getting into a bidding war with the Yankees for a young position player they PROBABLY don’t need.

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