Phillies officials do not believe a long-term rebuilding process is necessary for a team hurtling toward another baseball-less October, but few methods exist to inject young talent. A trade is one. The amateur draft remains the most crucial. The international market is another avenue, although it carries the most risk.

That is why it is not surprising to see the Phillies, a team flush with money but no substantial minor-league talent, emerge as suitors for Rusney Castillo. The team will hold a private workout Tuesday with Castillo, a 27-year-old Cuban outfield prospect, according to a source.

Baseball America first reported the arrangement.

Castillo, who profiles as a center fielder, held a showcase Saturday in Miami for teams. There were reportedly representatives from 28 teams in attendance. Castillo's agents, Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, arranged the event.

The influx of Cuban talent — Yeonis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman, to name a few — has spiked interest in the area. Cuban free agents are not subject to Major League Baseball's spending restrictions, and that is what makes them all the more attractive.