Cuban outfielder Alvarez ready to join MLB

Cuban outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez is ready to sign with a Major League club.

On Thursday, Alvarez, 24, a right-handed hitter who played for Camaguey in Serie Nacional, told MLB.com that he was declared a free agent by the Commissioner’s Office in January and cleared by the U.S. government to enter into a contract with a big league club a month later. He said a change in representation is part of the reason his appearance on the market has been delayed.

“I am ready,” Alvarez said. “I can sign. Just waiting on the best opportunity.” . . . Full story >

–Jesse Sanchez

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