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Right-handed outfielder Yasmany Tomas is the hottest Cuban prospect this offseason.
The right-hander is expected to fly to the United States on Friday -- his 24th birthday -- to meet with his agent, according to a Vice Sports report, and a deal "appears imminent, possibly by the weekend."
The A's, who traded their right-handed, power-hitting, Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for Jon Lester at last year's trade deadline, have scouted Tomas "a lot," according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Giants have also been closely watching Tomas, as one of three teams to have attended at least three of his workouts, according to CBS Sports.
Other teams that have been linked to Tomas include the Phillies, Orioles and Royals.
Cuban outfielder Rusney Casillo recently signed a record $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, which Tomas has reportedly told teams he wants to beat.
Tomas hit .290 over five seasons in Cuba with a .345 on-base percentage, .504 slugging percentage, 39 home runs, 15 stolen bases in 851 at-bats.
After defecting from Cuba in June 2014, Tomas established residence in Haiti and has been holding workouts for major league teams in the Dominican Republic.
His agent, Jay Alou, made some appealing comments to WEEI 93.7 FM in November, before fellow Cuban Jose Abreu -- who hit 36 home runs in his rookie season -- ran away with the AL Rookie of the Year.
“He’s got more power than Abreu," Alou said. "He’s got a lot more power."