Not too long ago we seen Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu land with the Chicago White Sox with a six year deal that was worth around $70 million.
According to Sportsnet.ca we’ll see another promising Cuban prospect in 28 year old catcher looking to land with a Major League team of his own. Bello has already picked up some interest from a couple teams including the Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chicago Cubs have a scout present when Bello works out in Mexico on the fifth, which is only in four days.
Bello was cleared by Major League Baseball but still has to be cleared by the United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control or O.F.A.C. for short before he’s actually able to sign his name on a big league contract.
He shouldn’t have much trouble getting himself cleared, so he’ll more than likely be signed within the next month.