Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent

The race is on.

The 26-year-old Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is finally a free agent and is finally able to negotiate and sign with a major league team, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.

The Yankees have been attached to Cespedes through rumors since the very start, but reporters have been split. The guys who cover the international market generally believe the Yankees will be involved, but the beat reporters, the guys that usually know best how Brian Cashman operates, seem very skeptical.

Cespedes’ own agent has even come out and said that the Yankees weren’t interested, but something might be going on because after that Wallace Matthews described them as “laying in the weeds.”

I’m not sure what to expect anymore, but it seems doubtful that the Yankees would get involved. They definitely won’t be involved if his contract goes upwards of $50 million. To read all of the rumors on him click here.

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