It seems like a yearly thing nowadays in Major League Baseball, but you can almost bet money that an unknown Cuban is going to come to MLB at least once a season and set the world on fire, ala Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes and this year's AL Rookie of the Year, Jose Abreu.
Next up could very well be slugging outfielder Yasmany Tomas.
Tomas has long been talked about as the next big Cuban star and will likely command big money on a long-term deal, but the Texas Rangers are reportedly out on him, according to a source reported by The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant.
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The Rangers already have one Cuban outfielder in Leonys Martin, which you'd think could be a bargaining chip — albeit a meager one — to land another one, but it seems the Tomas sweepstakes is down to two teams, the Phillies and the Padres, who are now led by Jon Daniels' former right-hand man, A.J. Preller.