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MLB declares Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada a free agent


Nineteen year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has officially been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball. The last barrier to him signing with a team is to be cleared by The United States Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Not that these barriers have stopped Major League Baseball’s interest in the talented young man. He has held showcases for multiple teams already and is expected to sign a deal getting him tens of millions sometime soon. Unlike older international free agents, the money given to Moncada will be subject to teams’ signing caps, so it will represent a considerable risk. However, he is considered to be well worth it.