Apparently six teams are interested in Cuban baseball prospect and defector Yoenis Cespedes. Those teams being both Chicago teams, the Orioles, Marlins, Tigers and Indians. Surprisingly the Yankees and Red Sox have not been mentioned by Cespedes' agent. Usually they get mentioned to drive up the price.
Anyway, Cespedes, who defected to the Dominican Republic played his first game in the Dominican Winter League Thursday and struck out three times. After the game he said, "It's been 10 months since I last played a night game and I need time to adapt."
I'm probably being a little harsh on him but come on, don't drop the I haven't played in a night game in 10-months excuse. That's weak.
There is speculation that the 26-year old could command a contract from a Major League team in the vicinity of 30-million dollars.