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

Lefthanded pitcher Gerardo Concepcion defected from Cuba last summer and was declared a free agent last week; since then, he has received interest from a number of major league teams, including the Chicago Cubs. (Via.)

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And according to that report, the Cubs have shown quite a bit of interest. Some background information on Concepcion:

Concepcion, who was named Rookie of the Year in the Cuban Serie Nacional in 2010-11 after posting a 10-3 record and a 3.36 ERA in 21 games with Industriales de la Habana, defected from Cuba last June during the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands. He later established residency in Mexico and was declared a free agent last week.

Concepcion's agent says the pitcher is likely to sign a contract in the next couple of weeks.

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