The Boston Red Sox missed out on Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Jose Dariel Abreu in the last few months. It appears general

manager Ben Cherington now might be eyeing another Cuban defector. The Red Sox are interested in Cuban pitcher Raciel Iglesias, according to Peter Gammons. Iglesias successfully defected from Cuba in October after being detained in his initial attempt to leave the country. Iglesias, who turns 24 in April, possesses a 92- to 95-mph fastball with a swing-and-miss breaking ball but questionable control, according to Baseball America’s Ben Badler.

The right-hander likely would begin in the minors if he signed with a Major League Baseball team. Iglesias can sign for any amount and will not count against a team’s international signing pool because he is 23 years old and has more than three years of professional experience.

Iglesias, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, was used primarily as a reliever in Cuba, although it’s possible that he could be groomed as a starter upon joining a major-league organization.