The sweepstakes for the most recent Cuban-born MLB prospect -- outfielder Rusney Castillo -- are expected to be over soon.
There’s definitely a growing sense the Cuban outfielder will go to a higher bidder, a source familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.
The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox are viewed as frontrunners, with the San Francisco Giants said to be lurking in the background. CBSSports.com also identified the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners as “serious players” with a final decision coming soon.
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As the market for Cuban players keeps exploding, an industry source confirmed Castillo’s price tag will wind up being much closer to what the White Sox guaranteed Jose Abreu ($68 million) than what the Los Angeles Dodgers invested in Yasiel Puig ($42 million).
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