Report: Cubs Among the Teams Interested in RHP Dalier Hinojosa

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs are one of four teams that are known to have expressed interest in right-handed pitcher, Dalier Hinojosa.

Dalier Hinojosa defected from Cuba in February and “began petitioning Major League Baseball to become a free agent last month” according to the report. Hinojosa still has to be cleared by the U.S. government before he can agree to a deal with a Major League team.

Jesse Sanchez also reported that Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, another Cuban right-handed pitcher the Cubs have shown interest in, was declared a free agent last week. Gonzalez is scheduled to throw three innings for Mexico’s Toros de Tijuana as part of his showcase for scouts on Thursday.

Dalier Hinojosa

Hinojosa is 27 years old, 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds. Hinojosa throws a fastball in the low-to-mid-90s, a slider, a curve, a two-seam fastball and a changeup.

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Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

The Cubs interest in Gonzalez was reported earlier this month. The 26-year old Gonzalez throws his fastball in the mid-90s and features a changeup, a forkball and a curveball.

Hinojosa and Gonzalez were teammates in the 2011 Baseball World Cup.

Both Dalier Hinojosa and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez would be free agents and not subject to international signing guidelines.

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