Results tagged ‘ Jorge Soler ’

2/14 Cubs keep tabs on Soler

The Cubs have been keeping tabs on 19-year-old Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. However, reports from the Dominican Republic that they have an agreement in place to offer him a $27.5 million deal may be premature. Soler is waiting for clearance from Major League Baseball before he can be declared a free agent. There were reports that the Cubs signed 19-year-old Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion, but the team has not confirmed that. On Monday, Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Athletics. The Cubs did scout Cespedes as well.

— Carrie Muskat

11/21 Cubs to watch Cespedes

The Cubs are expected to get a first-hand look at Cuban defector Yoennis Cespedes on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic. Jason McLeod, senior vice president of scouting and player development, was part of the Cubs contingent in the Dominican. Cespedes, a  26-year-old right-handed hitting outfielder, has worked out for the Red Sox, Marlins and Yankees, among other teams. However, his asking price, believed to be around $50 million, may be a little steep for the Cubs. McLeod also had a chance to scout 19-year-old Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler in the Dominican.

— Carrie Muskat