Last Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that 19-year old Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada would soon become a free agent.
One week later, the report became fact after Major League Baseball officially changed a rule by no longer requiring a specific unblocking license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Now, Cuban prospects just need to establish permanent residency in a third country -- verified by an affidavit -- before they are free to sign with a major league team.
Although the Giants reportedly held a private workout for Moncada, it's unlikely he will wind up in the organization.
"Well I think the Giants eventually want to get into the Cuban market, absolutely, but it's like 30 teams want this guy," Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper told KNBR 680-AM Thursday morning. "There's probably gonna be three or four or five that can write a check and not worry about it, one of them being down south (the Dodgers). And he may very well end up there, plus they have a little bit of history with Yasiel Puig.
"So, I don't expect that he's gonna be in a Giants uniform. I would love for that to be the case, but I just don't see it."
Moncada reportedly worked out for the Dodgers last Monday, who "remain a significant threat because of deep pockets."
The Yankees and Red Sox are also considered two of the favorites to land Moncada.