Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract.
Agent Adam Katz confirmed Monday the outfielder had reached agreement on a deal, with details still to be finalized. This is a significant move for Oakland, which now has the steady hitter it sought to boost the roster heading into 2012.
Cespedes said six teams were interested in signing him: the Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs and White Sox.
In 90 games in Cuba last season, Cespedes hit .333 with 33 homers and 99 RBIs, setting the Cuban League’s single-season home run record.
Qu’un sait si le contraire est déjà arrivé ? Si un joueur américain a déjà fait défection au paradis des travailleurs pour profiter des avantages associés aux sociétés égalitaires ?