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Rep says Cuban OF nearing residency

Updated: December 19, 2011, 6:58 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com

ORLANDO -- Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes could be granted residency in the Dominican Republic this week, a mandatory requirement to be declared a free agent by the commissioner's office.

"We'll hear about it tomorrow [Tuesday]. We are confident that Yoenis will receive his documents this week", said Edgar Mercedes, the player's representative in the Dominican Republic.

Mercedes, president of the Born To Play Academy, said Cespedes already received approval for a temporary residence ...

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