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Yoenis Cespedes granted visitor’s visa, meets with Marlins

Feb 7, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, who was finally declared a free agent by MLB two weeks ago, has been granted a visitor’s visa and is in Miami meeting with the Marlins.

Marlins president David Samson said recently that they hoped to give Cespedes a tour of the new ballpark in Miami, but Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that it’s unclear if the 26-year-old outfielder plans to meet with other teams while visiting from the Dominican Republic.

Samson revealed that the Marlins are “are aggressively negotiating a contract” with Cespedes, who ceased playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic after an ugly 10-game stint that had many wondering why he’d risk lowering his value by participating. Cespedes’ agent, Adam Katz, said last week that he plans to sign with a team in time to report for spring training.

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    In other news, he is also a Kim Kardasian fan and wants to get to know her.

  2. allsportsnyfan - Feb 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Or is he in WSOHL?

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