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08:14 AM ET 06.28 | Officially declared a free agent earlier this week, Cuban outfielder Yasel Puig is gaining interest in Chicago. An MLB source confirmed that the Cubs are among the teams in contact with Torres, and a source with another team that is believed to be involved said not to rule the Cubs out because of the nine-year, $27 million commitment they made to [Jorge Soler] earlier this month. ... The White Sox, who have done deals with Torres for Jose Contreras, Alexei Ramirez and Dayan Viciedo, are also believed to be interested in the 21-year-old Puig, who defected earlier this year. He's 6-foot-3, 210 and fast, and hit .330 with 18 home runs, 47 RBIs and 78 runs scored in 327 at-bats with the Cienfuegos Elephants in the 20-11 Serie Nacional.

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June 28, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Is that his real name?????

June 28, 2012  09:25 AM ET

How can anyone think of paying that kind of money for Semi-Pro numbers.

June 28, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Is that his real name?????

The question is whether 21 is his real age?

June 28, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Wow! Sounds like he can help 'em minimize those 17-1 losses.

June 28, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Ah yes, the standard file photo of Ken Williams used yet again.

June 28, 2012  11:11 AM ET

So much for this thread. The Dodgers have agreed to sign Puig.

June 28, 2012  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The question is whether 21 is his real age?

I just saw some pix of him... He's closer to 31...

But if you look at Jose Contreras (who was "30" when he came over - wink wink) - the Cubans do hold up pretty well.

June 28, 2012  02:21 PM ET

Looks like the Dodgers got him: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/8107121/los-angeles-dodgers- deal-yasiel-puig-sources-say

June 28, 2012  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So much for this thread. The Dodgers have agreed to sign Puig.

Damn it, I don't know how I didn't see this.

 
June 28, 2012  03:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Looks like the Dodgers got him: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/8107121/los-angeles-dodgers- deal-yasiel-puig-sources-say

For 7 yrs/$42 million.

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