Cespedes is the Cuban defector that made a splash on the off-season market with a clever but bizarre youtube video featuring Christopher Cross (saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaailling, I'm saaaaaaaaaaailing) and was only recently declared a free agent after establishing residency in the Domincan Republic. He remains one of several big names (Oswalt, Jackson) that are still available.
- Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal - "Sources: Cespedes likely to visit #Marlins in Miami within the next week. #Cubs, others remain deeply involved. #MLB"
Yoenis Cespedes Now A Free Agent; Let the Bidding Begin! - MLB Daily Dish
Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes has now been declared a free agent after establishing residency in the Domincan Republic, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. This is the last step required before the many rumored teams interested in Cespedes are allowed to bid on him, so expect those rumors to heat up shortly.
Miami Marlins Notes: Yoenis Cespedes, Austin Kearns, Matt Dominguez - MLB Daily Dish
The latest out of Miami has the Marlins signing former phenom Austin Kearns to a minor league deal, two players appearing in the top 100 prospects, and further interest in one of the last big names (though a relative unknown among baseball fans) in free agency, Yoenis Cespedes.