According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, Cuban infielder Hector Olivera is weighing several offers from major-league teams that are in the four- to six-year range. Sanchez also reports that Olivera could choose a team to sign with by the end of this week.
The Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants have shown interest in the 29-year-old Cuban import, reports Sanchez.
Many front-office executives have expressed their concerns in signing Olivera. Some have become wary of his age, as he is entering his age-30 season on April 5th. Others are perhaps worried about the amount of time he had to miss due to a blood disorder that cost him an entire season.
However, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Olivera has a damaged UCL that clubs should be concerned about.
Serious concern exists that Cuban infielder Hector Olivera has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm, potentially hindering the market for a free agent who many expected to contribute in the major leagues this season, sources told Yahoo Sports.
During his last season in Cuba back in 2013, he had a slash line of .316/.412/.474, along with seven home runs and 38 runs batted in, as he has accumulated a .323/.407/.505 slash line over the coarse of his Cuban career.