Yoenis Cespedes to play in Dominican

Updated: January 12, 2012, 2:35 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will play with Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Republic winter league while waiting to be declared a free agent to sign with an MLB team.

Cespedes is scheduled to make his professional debut Thursday against Gigantes del Cibao, said Luichy Sanchez, who works in Aguilas' front office. Cespedes initially will serve as Aguilas' designated hitter, a source close to the player said.

Cespedes is close to receiving his letter of temporary residency in the ...

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