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Bidding war for MLB-ready Cuban righty?

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07:08 AM ET 07.18 | Soon, the next baseball sensation from Cuba may arrive in an MLB city. According to an industry source, the market is taking shape for Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and the right-hander could sign with a club as early as next week. The Cubs, Dodgers, Rangers and Red Sox are among the teams that have expressed serious interest in signing the 26-year-old. The Phillies, Blue Jays and Braves are also in the hunt to acquire him. Scouts believe Gonzalez needs only a few Minor League starts before he pitches in the big leagues and his addition would be similar to acquiring a top pitcher before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Gonzalez fled Cuba earlier this year, landed in El Salvador and worked out for a month in Mexico City before making his way to Tijuana.

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July 18, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Why are he Cubs mentioned when they're obviously in sell' mode?

July 18, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Dodgers obviously would make the most sense here . Does anyone know the scouting report / projection of this guy ?

July 18, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Or his true age. maybe a vet should check his teeth for his real age....

July 18, 2013  08:49 AM ET

ALL PLAYERS FROM COOBA ARE GREAT!!!!!

July 18, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

ALL PLAYERS FROM COOBA ARE GREAT!!!!!

PUIG!!!




Go Dodgers!!

July 18, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Or his true age. maybe a vet should check his teeth for his real age....

<touches tip of nose with index finger and winks>

July 18, 2013  09:48 AM ET

The "26 year old."

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July 18, 2013  04:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Or his true age. maybe a vet should check his teeth for his real age....

+1

 
July 19, 2013  02:39 AM ET

GM Theo Epstein proudly shows off the ivy that he trims every day during lunch.

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