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Yoenis Cespedes Rumors: Cuban OF To Sign With Oakland Athletics, According To Report

Despite rumors that the heavy frontrunners for Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes were the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs, reports Monday morning suggest that Cespedes has agreed on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.

Yahoo's Tim Brown was the first to report the deal, with ESPN's Buster Olney later confirming the parameters of the contract. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Marlins also offered Cespedes $36 million, but over the course of six years. It does not appear as if the Cubs made Cespedes an offer.

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