Hot Stove: Yoan Moncada clear to sign with MLB teams

After a slight hitch prevented Yoan Moncada from signing with Major League teams last week, Major League Baseball handled the issue and the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes is now back in full force.

Bob Klapisch reported Moncada has been cleared and can now sign with any MLB team. A scout also told Kapisch that if Moncada was a player in the US Amateur Draft, he would without a doubt be a No. 1 draft pick.

Moncada has been linked to the Yankees as the Bronx Bombers have shown legitimate interest in the infielder. Moncada reportedly had a private workout for the Yankees as per the team’s request.

UPDATE: Despite Kapisch reporting Moncada had been cleared, Ben Badler of Baseball America is reporting Major League Baseball has not changed their policy.

On Saturday, the commissioner’s office sent another memo to teams explaining that their policy for now remains the same, and to hold off on signing Cuban players until they figure out how to proceed.

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7 Responses to Hot Stove: Yoan Moncada clear to sign with MLB teams

  1. Lets hope,this isnt b.s.from hal s!!!!

  2. Dalton Patterson says:

    Let's go get him boss.

  3. Otto says:

    Lets hope the old Yankees show up to get this guy and maybe Ibanez the second baseman as well

  4. Bob says:

    Time to spend some $$$

  5. Scooter10 says:

    Seems like a no brainer. We can't sign an IFA for over $300k the next two years. Need to flex the financial muscle on Moncada and not let him get away.

  6. Fred Stanley says:

    "…Bob Klapisch reported Moncada has been cleared and can now sign with any MLB team. A scout also told Kapisch that if Moncada was a player in the US Amateur Draft, he would without a doubt be a No. 1 draft pick…"

    Klapisch actually tweeted that the scout said Moncada would be THE No. 1 pick, not just a No. 1 pick…The Yankees must flex their financial muscle. Sign this guy for whatever it takes. He can be the next 2nd baseman in a few years, allowing the Yanks to put Refsnyder in a trade package.

  7. Super Swede says:

    With massive $ NYY should pull off this deal .. But does Cash and Hal have the forsight to see that far in the future? After all he will go to the minors for some period of time. Meaning a quick turn around of a massive signing bonus will not happen. will Hal be happy waiting for a lag in his investment? We will see.

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