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A's to sign Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes

Updated: February 13, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics.

The Miami Marlins also bid $36 million for Cespedes. But their offer was over six years, not four, one source familiar with the Cespedes negotiations told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. The Marlins weren't interested in a deal shorter than six years, an executive who spoke with the team told ESPN.com.

Cespedes can sign Monday after receiving his unblocking license from the U.S. Treasury ...

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