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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 03 / 17 / 2015

Several Los Angeles and MLB media, and Miami Herald reported that the Dodgers are about to close a deal for $ 77 million to sign the Cuban player Hector Olivera.

The offer of the franchise, which in recent years has opened its wallet to hire the services of several players from Cuba, exceed $ 53 million offered earlier this week by the Miami Marlins.

The 29-year-old has played in the Cuban National Series for 10 years with the Wasps of Santiago de Cuba, with .323 batting average, .407 on-base y.505 slugging. Other teams were interested in signing him were the Padres ($ 52 million) and Atlanta Braves ($ 44 million)

If confirmed, the contract Olivera would be the greatest Cuban free agent Major League teams, surpassing the 72.5 million offered by the Red Sox Rusney Castillo.

The Santiago 29 play third base in the same novena his countrymen Yasiel Puig, Erisbel Arruebarruena and Alexander Guerrero.

The sports commentator Jorge Ebro El Nuevo Herald remember Olivera, who escaped the island in September 2014, shone in the World Baseball Classic in 2009 and was the MVP of the 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Source: Martí Noticias

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