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  1. Drew Smyly criticizes the Yoan Moncada deal

    Feb 23, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Rays pitcher Drew Smyly says it’s unfair that a 19-year-old from the United States can’t get a similar bonus as Yoan Moncada.

  2. Hiroki Kuroda says his years in the majors were “tougher than they were enjoyable”

    Feb 18, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT

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    This describes any given seven-year stretch in most of our lives, though, right?

  3. Report: Five teams prepared to spend over $70 million on Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Feb 17, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT

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    Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas commanded a $68.5 million contract from the Diamondbacks in November and Yoan Moncada has been drawing most of the headlines lately, but Hector Olivera appears poised to beat his fellow countrymen at the signing table.

  4. Yoan Moncada’s agent thinks it’s “realistic” his client could sign in the next week

    Feb 14, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

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    We have been hearing about Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada for months, but it sounds like the situation is finally getting close to a resolution.

  5. Luke Scott is working out for major league teams

    Feb 10, 2015, 5:02 PM EDT

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    He last played in the bigs in 2013. He played in Korea last year until being kicked off his team for “disrespectful conduct.”

  6. Padres not done yet, preparing big bid for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

    Feb 9, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Moncada has held private workouts for interested teams and the 19-year-old is expected to land a big contract, perhaps in excess of $40 million.

  7. Julio Franco, still going at age 56

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:54 AM EDT

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    He’ll be a player-manager for a Japanese independent team.

  8. The Padres payroll could surpass $100 million this season

    Feb 5, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

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    The Padres currently project to be around $89 million for 2015, but GM A.J. Preller still has some wiggle room with his budget.

  9. Gentlemen: start your bidding. Yoan Moncada can now sign a major league deal

    Feb 3, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT

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    At long last, the 19-year-old infielder is free to sign a deal.

  10. Braves hold private workout for Hector Olivera

    Feb 1, 2015, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Badler writes that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and assistant GM John Coppolella were both in attendance, along with a number of special assistants and the organization’s top two scouts.

  11. Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is another step closer to signing with an MLB team

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

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    While MLB still needs to give their approval, it appears that Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is one step closer to finally signing with a team.

  12. Rays have private workout with Yoan Moncada

    Jan 29, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

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    High-spending teams like the Yankees and Red Sox are among the favorites to sign Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but the Rays are also interested even if it’s fair to call them a long shot.

  13. Yoan Moncada’s situation could clear up soon and he could sign in a couple of weeks

    Jan 28, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Complications with new regulations may soon be ironed out.

  14. MLB, not the federal government, is keeping Yoan Moncada from signing a deal

    Jan 27, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The league now requires Cuban players to get a much more difficult to obtain clearance to sign than even the federal government requires.

  15. Report: More than 200 scouts attended recent workout for Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Jan 24, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

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    The Giants, Padres, Rangers, Braves, and Yankees are among the teams showing strong interest in Olivera.

  16. Cuban center fielder Guillermo Heredia has left the island in search of major league deal

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Baseball America’s Ben Badler calls Heredia a “plus defender” in center field with good range and a strong throwing arm.

  17. The Yankees had a private workout for Yoan Moncada

    Jan 20, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The Giants did the same thing over the weekend.

  18. Giants held private workout for Yoan Moncada

    Jan 19, 2015, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Count the Giants in the mix for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada.

  19. Nationals sign Kila Ka’aihue to a minor league deal

    Jan 18, 2015, 10:26 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have signed first baseman Kila Ka’aihue to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

  20. Dodgers “shift attention to” Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

    Jan 13, 2015, 11:14 PM EDT

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    Moncada is waiting to be cleared for employment by the United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He’s also being pursued by the Yankees and Red Sox. This bidding war is going to get wild.

  21. Athletics, Padres, Yankees and Nats are players for Hector Olivera

    Dec 30, 2014, 8:28 AM EDT

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    The second baseman has had some health issues, but has a potent bat.

  22. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

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