Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million
Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:55 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2012 5:02 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans
The starting point, it appears, for Cuban center fielder Yoenis Cespedes is $40 million.
A report on Cafe Fuerte, a Spanish-language blog based in South Florida, quotes a source as saying the Marlins offered Cespedes a six-year, $40 million contract. It also said he has no immediate plans to meet any other teams. However, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald tweeted that he's heard the Marlins' offer was less than the $40 million reported by Cafe Fuerte.
Cespedes visited Miami earlier this week and then returned to the Dominican Republic on Thursday. During his visit, Cespedes told reporters he'd like to play for the Marlins.
The 26-year-old outfielder has drawn the interest of not only the Marlins, but also the Cubs, White Sox, Tigers, Orioles and Indians.
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