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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Jorge Soler Declared A Free Agent

Months ago, it was rumored the Chicago Cubs had reached an agreement totaling $27 million with Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. The report eventually proved premature, as Soler waited in limbo to be granted free agency. On Friday, it appears that has now happened.

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According to a report, Jorge Soler is a free agent. The 20-year old has also been linked the White Sox, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox and Yankees, but the Cubs will enter the free agent derby as the probable front-runner.

Soler is likely to sign with a club before July 2, as the new CBA places restrictions on international spending after the date.

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