Cuban right fielder Jorge Soler has generated quite a bit of buzz on the free-agent market. Although he is not a free agent yet, he likely will be in the near future.
Unable to sign with any teams until his citizenship in the Dominican Republic has been finalized, he has worked out in the presence of a few teams to demonstrate his skills.
As of now, eight teams have expressed an interest in Soler, according to mlbtraderumors.com. The Red Sox, White Sox, Cubs, Blue Jays, Orioles, Phillies, Marlins and the Yankees reportedly all have their eyes on him.
The MLB Office of Foreign Asset Control has not cleared Soler to become a free agent yet, but assuming that those issues are cleared up, the battle for Soler could become fierce.
Any team would benefit from signing Soler, but the New York Yankees are in an especially excellent position and have a huge opportunity to acquire strong talent that has not yet had a chance to develop.
Soler is on the verge of the beginning of an amazing career, and the Yankees should pounce on the opportunity as soon as it becomes available.
Take a look at the benefits of signing Jorge Soler to the Yankees.