Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Yesterday we reported that the San Francisco Giants held a private workout featuring Cuban Yoan Moncada. Read THE YOAN MONCADA SWEEPSTAKES HEAT UP.

Today, we find out the Yankees have held a private workout with Moncada too.  According to Baseball America's Bed Badler:

"The Yankees, Baseball America has learned, are one team that has already held a private workout for Moncada.

From conversations with several industry sources, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners to sign Moncada, who has residency in Guatemala and is a free agent, though Major League Baseball won’t let him sign until he receives a specific unblocking license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). While the young Latin American talent in the organization is promising, the Yankees are light on young, impact position players. Moncada, a 19-year-old switch-hitter who would likely slot it at second or third base, would immediately change that, and slot in as the Yankees’ top prospect if he ended up signing with them."

We are following this story very closely. When he is allowed to negotiate, there is no question the Yankees will be ready to pounce. Let's hope so.

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