Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion signs with Cubs 1

Theo Epstein might be in Chicago now, but that won’t stop him from signing players the Yankees are interested in.

Cuban left handed pitcher Gerardo Concepcion, who threw in front of the Yankees a couple of weeks back, signed a deal worth $7 million with another possible $1 million in incentives to play for the Cubs, according to Jorge Ebro and Enrique Rojas.

Not a lot is known about the 18-year-old, but he did win the Rookie of the Year award in the Cuban National Series last year after he went 10-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 21 games. It hurts to lose out on a young lefty, although at that age he is far from a sure thing so it’s a lot of money the Cubs are risking.

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