This would be a pretty great way for Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to start reinvesting some of the money his franchise saved in that November 2012 firesale.

According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro the Fish have had scouts in the Dominican Republic all weekend watching free agent first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu who defected from his native Cuba one month ago and established residency in Haiti while waiting to be cleared to negotiate with major league teams.