Star Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada Now MLB Free Agent After Rule Change

Yoan Moncada

Star Cuban prospect, 19-year-old Yoan Moncada is now open to sign with any MLB team in the aftermath of the league making a rule change in regard to the signing of international prospects. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports the new league rule states:

“Players who present sworn affidavits to Major League Baseball stating they are residents of another country, have no intention of returning to Cuba and are not Cuban government officials can sign with major league teams”

Under the old rules the league required an unblocking license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Now with the government’s peace with Cuba this is no longer an issue, so all Moncada suitors should send a nice gift basket to President Obama. The superstar is the most hyped prospect from Cuba in a long time–quite a statement given the success of Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman and AL Rookie of the Year last season Jose Abreu.

The main suitors for Moncada’s services are the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees with the Yanks the close favorite to sign him. He won’t come cheap, with bids expected to reach or exceed $80 million, but if the Yanks want to find a replacement for Robinson Cano they need to look no further.

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