The 26-year-old Cuban outfield (and YouTube) sensation isn’t technically available yet. His agent told ESPNDeportes.com that Cespedes should be able to establish residency in the Dominican Republic this week. There’s another step after that before he can become a free agent, but the expectation in baseball is that he’ll officially go on the market sometime in January.
And the expectation in baseball is that the bidding for him could get crazy.
Also, word in the international scouting community is that the White Sox watched Cespedes in a private workout recently. The White Sox have had recent success with Cuban players, having signed Alexei Ramirez and Dayan Viciedo.
Crazy bidding? The Sox are probably just “kicking the tires.”
Other White Sox links:
- James looks on Dayan Viciedo and the latest White Sox soap opera.
- J.J. looks on Dylan Axelrod and US Cellular Field’s HR friendliness.
- colin doesn’t like the Sox’ chances to compete next year.
- Gordon Beckham won’t neglect to eat breakfast during the 2012 season.