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February 13, 2014

Rumor Roundup

Catching Up with Catcher News

by Daniel Rathman


Twins eyeing two players at Cuban showcase
Infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne, two Cuban free agents who have been (or will soon be) cleared to sign with major-league teams, will hold a showcase today. The Twins will be one of the teams in attendance.

Darren Wolfson, a radio host for 1500 ESPN.com in Minneapolis, believes that both Diaz and Despaigne will ink stateside contracts in the near future.

Diaz, a shortstop in Cuba, cannot put pen to paper until February 19, his punishment for attempting to skirt international bonus pool rules by listing a false birthdate. Despaigne, 27, was declared eligible to sign in late January.

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