Rumor: Gerardo Concepcion close to signing a deal

Cuban left handed pitcher Gerardo Concepcion is close to signing a deal and his agent told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that a deal could be reached by this weekend or early next week.

Concepcion, an 18-year-old lefty who was the rookie of the year if Cuba last season, has worked out in front of the Yankees and Rangers last week and has interest from as many as eight other teams.