Report: Yoan Moncada can officially sign with MLB teams

After weeks of Yoan Moncada‘s status being in limbo, Moncada is officially a Major League free agent and is available to sign with any team.

The Yankees had been linked to Moncada and are considered the “favorites” for him according to those that follow the international market.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports added Major League Baseball and the U.S. Government had to go through multiple steps in order to make Moncada a free agent. It involved a license, a change of U.S. policy and ended with MLB sending the memo Moncada was officially an MLB free agent:

Players who present sworn affidavits to Major League Baseball stating they are residents of another country, have no intention of returning to Cuba and are not Cuban government officials can sign with major league teams immediately, sources said. MLB distributed a memo to teams Tuesday afternoon outlining the changes.

With Moncada now a free agent, it would take a lot money to sign him. People close to the international market predict Moncada could land a contract worth approximately $80 Million.

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3 Responses to Report: Yoan Moncada can officially sign with MLB teams

  1. YankeezFan says:

    Dont be surprised if the Yankees dont sign this guy, he's 19 years old and will command a kings ransom. I think they have filled their international signing basket and will bypass this Cuban as they have all the other more reasonably priced and more experienced defectors from that country. Suffice it to say, the Yankees missed the boat on Cuban defectors, which is the polar opposite of what the defectors did.

  2. mikefoxtrot says:

    " People close to the international market predict Moncada could land a contract worth approximately $80 Million."

    true true.

    the contract won't be worth $80. it'll be the penalty imposed by MLB which will push a $30-40M contract up to the $60-80M total cost.

  3. Orlando Vindel says:

    Make it rain Yankees! !

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