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.