Recently news broke out that top Cuban player Jose Dariel Abreu has defected from Cuba and is now residing somewhere in Haiti. Abreu was the best hitter on the Cuban national team and his defection now can only surely mean that he will make his eventual arrival in the free agent scene. Major League Baseball teams will be more than interested in acquiring a player like Abreu now that he has defected so let the bidding war begin! One of those teams may or may not be the Miami Marlins who are always included in the list of teams interested in a Cuban free agent. A few years ago the Marlins heavily pursued Yoenis Cespedes before he signed a four-year $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics. Jim Bowden of ESPN suggests that the Fish would be an early suitor for the slugger but Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that it is still too early to determine the Marlins' interest.
Marlins may pursue Cuban free agent Jose Abreu
Fish Stripes | Aug 14