Monday, January 26, 2015

Yankees Watch Hector Olivera Work Out

According to Jesse Sanchez of and his Twitter feed the New York Yankees were in attendance when the latest defector from Cuba worked out for MLB teams. His name is Hector Olivera and his name alone attracted over 200 scouts to come watch him work out in the Dominican Republic.

Olivera is 29 years old and will not count against any of the international spending rules or limitations this season, he will be a true free agent. Sanchez has yet to be unblocked by the United States government or declared a free agent by Major League Baseball so we are still a little way away from any potential signing but four or five teams including the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers, the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees are said to be interested.

He may be one of the more older players to come over from Cuba but he can flat out hit, take walks and get on base and that is sometimes enough in the majors.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)