Jun 10, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT
Mike Puma and George King III of the New York Post pass along this big-time update on the status of a particular unsigned Cuban defector:
According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow.
Meaning negotiations are currently underway.
The Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers and Braves have been tied most frequently (and most recently) to the promising 20-year-old outfielder. While the Orioles, Phillies and White Sox have also been linked. Soler is expected to get at least $25 million guaranteed.
Baseball America described Soler recently as “one of Cuba’s up-and-coming young power hitters as a star on Cuba’s national junior circuit and on the junior national team.” He is a raw but intriguing talent.
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