Mets and White Sox interested in Cuban pitcher
But it’s not the one you think. Nope, the Mets and White Soxare among the teams interested in Cuban right-hander Yuniesky Maya, according to Globedia.
In a separate story, Jorge Arangure of ESPN.com informs us that Mayathrew for scouts in the Dominican Republic last week, sitting mostly in the 88-92 MPH range. Maya, 28, was a member of the Cuban national team from 2005-2009. Known for his superb control, he posted a 1.23 ERA in 7 2/3 innings during this year’s World Baseball Classic.Maya would make for an interesting addition to the Mets’ pitching staff, but general manager Omar Minaya would be utilizing yet another spot on the 40-man roster for an unproven talent -- the team has already inked Ryota Igarashi and Clint Everts to major league deals this winter and added Kelvim Escobar on a major league deal this week despite him tossing a mere five innings at the major league level over the past two seasons.