Report: MLB to choose team for Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Major League Baseball will choose free agent Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez’s team “in the not-too-distant future.”

Martinez, 20, reportedly had an agreement with the San Francisco Giants for $2.5 million before coming to another agreement with the Chicago Cubs for $3 million. Heyman notes it is unclear who is representing Martinez, mentioning he has multiple street agents along with a player agent.

Heyman states that MLB officials will determine whether Martinez’s agreement with the Giants was binding. The two clubs, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, are hoping to sign the young prospect as he is supposed to be a strong defensive outfielder with a good enough bat play in the big leagues.

Giants’ general manager Bobby Evans said in a podcast with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News, “That’s probably going to be a great story here in the near future.” He also stated they were still in the hunt, but wouldn’t comment any further.

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