Dodgers miss out on Lopez, turn focus toward Moncada
The Dodgers are reportedly turning their sights toward pursuing Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada after missing out on right-hander Yoan Lopez, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Lopez elected to sign with the D-backs on Tuesday morning, despite being “aggressively pursued” by the Dodgers.
Though Moncada is still yet to be cleared by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the 19-year-old has plans to hold seven private workouts this month with undisclosed teams. Sanchez expects the Dodgers to be one of those clubs, while Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel has also mentioned the Yankees and Red Sox as potential landing spots.
Moncada, a middle infielder who can also play third base, is widely considered one of the top international prospects in the game right now, with Sanchez ranking him atop his list of Cuban players to watch.
— Paul Casella