Yoenis Cespedes Declared Free Agent By MLB

All 30 MLB clubs have been notified that Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been declared a free agent by MLB, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Cespedes recently established residency in the Dominican Republic after defecting from Cuba, allowing him to become eligible to sign with MLB teams.

Cespedes, 26, has been described as an impressive athlete with a combination of power and speed. He recently played a few games in the Dominican Winter League, but he didn't play particularly well after taking so much time off from live pitching. He's been described as a center fielder, but some teams have reportedly shown interest in moving him to a corner.

Among the teams showing the most interest have been the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins according to reports. Detroit may not be showing the same amount of interest after committing $214 million to Prince Fielder this week, though.

For more on the offseason, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more from around baseball, head over to Baseball Nation. To keep track of all rumors and happenings in the game, check out MLB Daily Dish.

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