Cespedes becomes MLB free agent

Cespedes becomes MLB free agent
January 25, 2012, 1:57 am
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Well that didn't take long.

Yoenis Cespedes established residency in the Dominican Republic Tuesday and his free agency status with the MLB was granted shortly thereafter.

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Dionisio SoldevilaYoenis Cespedes is officially a free agent. Has finally received his Dominican residency permit. MLB teams asked him to stop playing in DR
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Which means MLB teams can start negotiating contracts with him. The 26-year-old outfielder may have a deal in place within a matter of days, especially given how long the residency process has taken.

The Cubs and White Sox are still believed to be interested, with the Cubs reported as one of the stronger suitors.