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January 29, 2010

Sox drop out of the Yuniesky Maya sweepstakes

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 29, 2010 12:53 pm
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Last month we learned that the Sox were interested in Cuban RHP pitcher Yuniesky Maya. Merkin says they aren’t interested any more:

What is the latest on Cuban defector Yuniesky Maya? The last I’d heard about him was around Christmas time, and the White Sox and Mets were said to be the front-runners to land him. After watching a little bit of footage of him pitching, I think he’d be a good fit as a long reliever out of the bullpen.
— Dan, Aurora, Ill.

I was told at SoxFest that the White Sox scouted Maya and watched him throw, but they dropped out of the Maya picture after signing J.J. Putz. The money wanted wasn’t commensurate with where the White Sox thought Maya would be pegged as a fourth- or fifth-starter type.

BTW, here’s my Yuniesky Maya scouting report.

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