Reports have been swirling that the Los Angeles Dodgers were frontrunners for Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, but it appears they have their sights set on fellow Cuban, Alexander Guerrero.
According to ESPN Deportes, the Dodgers have signed the 26 year old infielder to a seven year deal worth $32 million dollars:
Per Neftali Perez:
El contrato del cubano Guerrero con los Dodgers es de 32 millones. Julio Castro está en Guerra y me confirmará los años en un momento
Guerrero’s agent is saying the report is premature however:
Per Jesse Sanchez:
#Cuba SS Alexander Guerrero: “Nothing finalized. No agreement in hand with anyone. No truth to any of that.” Three teams in mix.
The middle infielder defected from Cuba earlier this year and is highly regarded for his bat, but he’s been out of true game action for nearly a year so it may take some time for the prospect to re-acclimate himself.
Guerrero becomes another in the long line of international prospects the Dodgers are pulling in thanks to their seemingly endless bank account.
There’s no word on if this signing will take them out of the running for Gonzalez, though given their deep pockets that seems unlikely.