Via George King: The Yankees are not interested in signing Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. They have scouted him during his recent workouts in Mexico. “That looks like the Dodgers,” said a scout who has been in attendance for the workouts.
Gonzalez, 26, was recently declared a free agent, but he still needs to be unblocked by the Office of Foreign Assets Control before he can negotiate and officially sign. He’s said to have a mid-90s fastball plus a changeup, a curveball, and a forkball, but he hasn’t pitched much the last two years due to suspensions following attempts to defect. King says the bidding is expected to climb north of $40M, perhaps as high as $60M.