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Yoenis Cespedes expected to travel to United States within 7-10 days

Jan 30, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT


Yoenis Cespedes‘ agent Adam Katz has been a pretty popular guy since the Cuban outfielder was granted free agency by MLB last Wednesday.

According to Ken Rosenthal of, Katz said the market for the 26-year-old has been “meaningful and aggressive” and that he expects his client will be in spring training with an MLB club.

 “We are aware of the (spring-training) dates. We expect him to be in camp with one of the clubs.”

With that in mind, Jim Bowden of and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that Cespedes is expected to travel to the United States within the next 7-10 days to meet face-to-face with interested teams.

Bowden also hears that six teams have been the “most serious” in negotiations for Cespedes thus far, including the Marlins, Cubs, White Sox, Orioles, Tigers and a sixth unidentified team. No word on who the sixth team could be, but Cespedes has previously mentioned the Indians as a potential landing spot.

Cespedes recently went 5-for-35 (.143) with one home run and a 10/0 K/BB ratio during a brief stint with Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. He’s expected to land a contract north of the $30.5 million deal that Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman got from the Reds in January of 2010.

  1. largebill - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    A cousin’s bartender’s sister’s best friend is a realtor who has been helping Katz find Cespedes a place on the west side of Cleveland. Heard he has looked at Vizquels old place in Westlake twice already.

    /s/ Department of Unfounded Rumors

  2. kjt929 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    The mystery team is probably the reds

  3. whittle79 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Sorry guys !! Welcome to the newest tiger !!
    Going to be an Indian killer for at least the next 6 yrs !!

  4. tn16 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    He’s Gona get busted for drugs in the next month

  5. Gordon - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    He’s really 45 years old.

  6. randygnyc - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    The only new info in this entire article, cespedis is coming here in 7-10 days.

  7. druhlman - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    He’s 45 years old and his name is really James Ishikawa…

  8. whittle79 - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Haha !!

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