2012 MLB Free Agency: Chicago Cubs And Miami Marlins Frontrunners For Yoenis Cespedes, According To Report

According to the Tribune's Phil Rogers, the Chicago Cubs are one of the frontrunners for Cuban free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Cespedes defected from Cuba and recently established residency in the Dominican Republic, and now much wait for Major League Baseball to officially declare him a free agent. Once that happens, offers are expected to start heading his way quickly.

Related: MLB Hot Stove 2012: Chicago Cubs Among Teams Interested In Cuban Pitcher Gerardo Concepcion

Cespedes hit .333/.424/.667 with 33 home runs and 99 RBI in the Cuban League last season and has been one of the top sluggers in that league for several years.

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