Teenager Luis Robert has emerged as the latest hot prospect from Cuba and the White Sox are reportedly in the mix for the 19-year-old outfielder.
According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the White Sox were one of three teams to hold a private workout for Robert in the Dominican Republic.
Vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn were reportedly in attendance at Robert's workout. Badler reported the other two teams to hold private workouts were the Cardinals and Padres.
Robert is eligible to sign on May 20 after being cleared for free agency in April. According to CSN's Dan Hayes, "Some observers believe that Robert, 19, would be a viable candidate to be the first overall pick in the amateur baseball draft were he eligible."
Badler added that the Athletics, Reds and Astros have also had workouts for Robert.
The White Sox have a recent history of Cuban players on the team. Jose Contreras and Alexei Ramirez were notable Cubans on the Sox and currently Jose Abreu and prospect Yoan Moncada, who recently was named International League Batter of the Week, also hail from Cuba.