Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Another Cuban On The Dodgers' Horizon?

In the first rumor ESPN has posted about the Dodgers since spring training this year, ESPN.com says that the Dodgers might be interested in Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo (link insider only):

Seattle may be the front-runner to land 27-year-old Cuban outfielder, Rusney Castillo.

Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reported Friday that "some rival scouts suggest the Mariners, who seek a right-handed bat, are among the leading contenders to sign Castillo. ..."

The speedy line-drive hitter will have a showcase in Miami on Saturday and, per Dutton, is also being pursued by the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins. Dutton also reports that U.S. government recently cleared Castillo, making him eligible to sign immediately with any club.

Yasiel Puig, Alex Guerrero,...next up, Rusney Castillo? Because we could always use another outfielder, right?