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Reports: Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra, Dodgers agree to 6-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra have agreed to a six-year contract, according to multiple reports.

The deal is worth between $30 million and $33 million, according to a report by MLB.com.

Sierra, 24, spent the last five seasons pitching in Cuba's Serie Nacional, posting a 4.23 ERA over that stretch.

Sierra pitched during an exhibition in October and retired all nine batters he faced, working in front of approximately 350 scouts, according to MLB.com.

The Dodgers have been active in free agency this offseason, also acquiring pitchers Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda after losing Zack Greinke to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Scouts have debated whether the right-handed Sierra will be best suited to being a starter or a reliever, according to MLB.com.