Rays interested in Moncada

Matt Silverman, Rays President of Baseball Operations, said Tampa Bay is interested in Cuban free-agent Yoan Moncada. However, the team has yet to workout the shortstop.

“We may,” Silverman said on Tuesday while talking with MLB Network Radio. “We don’t leave any stone unturned and he is someone who has great intrigue and we are eager to see what he can do.”

The Yankees, Giants, Red Sox and Dodgers are reportedly a few of the other teams interested in the 19-year-old switch hitter.

“Given our financial situation, I wouldn’t expect us to be the winners of an auction, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to do our due diligence and evaluate the player and put our best foot forward,” Silverman said. “If we are in a position to acquire him, great. If we don’t acquire him, at least we know we have done the work and have checked all of the boxes.”

Quinn Roberts

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