Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Yankees interested in Jorge Soler
So tweets ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
The Yankees are "heavy in interest'' in 19-year-old Cuban defector Jorge Soler, who is in the process of obtaining his free agency and is considered a potential major-league power bat, although not as highly touted as The Showcase, Yoenis Cespedes, who signed this week with the Oakland A's.
It was previously assumed that Soler would sign with the Chicago Cubs -- but Olney says the two sides are not close and the Yankees are now not only kicking the tires, but considering a test drive. Stay tuned.