Rumor: Jorge Soler still not a free agent

Remember Jorge Soler? He was the other Cuban outfielder not named Yoenis Cespedes to make news this offseason as teams anticipated signing the 19-year-old.

However he still hasn’t established residency outside of Cuba and teams say they haven’t been told that he is officially a free agent yet, meaning that it is illegal to negotiate with him, according to Bed Badler of Baseball America.

There have been mixed rumors surrounding the Yankees and Soler. Some say they are interested and others say they aren’t. The truth is hazy. As they try to get payroll under $189 million by 2014, there is always a chance they could surprise us if he would sign a cheap enough contract.

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