Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Yoan Moncada Establishes Residency in Guatemala

The latest Cuban player to defect from their country and establish residency in another country in hopes of signing a major league contract is named Yoan Moncada. Moncada has already been deemed the "next Jorge Soler" as the 19 year old has established residency in Guatemala. Moncada is listed as a third baseman and a shortstop and has played as a teammate with other notable Cuban defecting players such as Jose Dariel Abreu, Erisbel Arruebarrena, and Raicel Iglesias.

Moncada would count against team's international spending cap for 2014-2015 due to his age and lack of years in the Serie Nacional. Teams like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays are already well over the cap for this season and could be interested in his services. Teams like the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs are seen as long shots for his services after spending heavily last international spending period and have been hit with spending restrictions for two seasons.

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