Via Jesse Sanchez: The Yankees are one of several teams with interest in Cuban right-hander Dalier Hinojosa. He defected in February and has already gone through the process of being declared a free agent by MLB and cleared by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Sanchez says he is ready to negotiate and sign.
Hinojosa, 27, is listed at 6-foot-2 and 210 lbs. He is said to have a “fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, and his repertoire also features a slider, a curve, a two-seam fastball and a changeup.” Sanchez notes Hinojosa has pitched well in high-profile international tournaments over the years in addition to be one of the top pitchers in Cuba. Here’s a video of him giving up some homers from April 2011. I know nothing about Hinojosa beyond what’s in this post, so I have no idea what his asking price could be. Maybe he’s the next Aroldis Chapman, maybe he’s the next Amauri Sanit. Who knows.