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Bidding opens now for Jorge Soler

Updated: June 3, 2012, 6:34 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Now that Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler has been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball, he can negotiate with any of its 30 teams -- and he won't wait long.

According to a major league source, all teams have been asked by Soler's agents, Praver-Shapiro Sports Management, to get in their best bid for the 19-year-old, five-tool player by June 7. The going rate for Soler's services is expected to be between $25-35 million, according to industry sources.

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