Cuban sensation Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez could be pitching in the majors soon, his agent told

Jaime Torres believes his client can help a major league team this year and expects to have the right-hander signed by next week.

"I do not think it will happen this weekend," Torres told "But, fortunately, I hope to have an agreement for next week. While the more interested clubs are making their last internal consultations, we are working on the visa process that [Gonzalez] will need to come to the United States."

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins are among the teams interested in the hard-throwing pitcher, a source close to Gonzalez told

The source indicated that Minnesota and Miami are not among the favorites to sign Gonzalez, whose anticipated high salary demands have forced other teams to drop out of the bidding.

"[Gonzalez] could help a team this season," Torres told "[He] only need to go to the minor leagues a couple of weeks and make a few [starts] before debuting in the major leagues. Some of the clubs more interested were evaluating him for a long time, way before he came out of Cuba."

Gonzalez, 26, left Cuba earlier this year and settled in Mexico, where he has worked out for major league teams. More than 60 scouts attended one of the tryouts in Tijuana.