Dariel Alvarez rumors: Cuban OF draws interest from Dodgers, Red Sox, Rangers, others

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Several teams are hoping the 24-year-old Cuban free agent outfielder is the next Yasiel Puig.

Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez is drawing interest from multiple teams. The Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Royals, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Padres and Yankees are among them, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com

He held a workout in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in front of that group of teams on Wednesday, and at this point he says he is ready to make the next step and sign with a team.

After playing in the Mexican League following his escape from Cuba, Alvarez became eligible to sign with a team earlier this year. Alvarez made a switch of agents, and that was what held him up from signing with a team earlier. Due to the fact that Alvarez played three seasons in Cuban's professional league, he will not come under the MLB's budget restrictions for international free agents.

After seeing some of the contracts signed by recent Cuban defectors, such as Jorge Soler, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig, Alvarez could be in line to make a lot of money when he finally signs with his team. With several teams unafraid of spending money involved, it will almost certainly become a bidding war for the 24-year-old's services.

Alvarez is said to "play all three outfield positions and has impressed Major League scouts with his above-average arm," Sanchez writes.

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