Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas has been declared a free agent and can now receive offers from interested major league clubs, according to a tweet from agent Jay Alou. Despite reports of extravagant offers already coming in, Tomas has not yet received any offers from clubs, according to a major league source.
According to sources, it is too early in the process to name clear favorites in the Tomas sweepstakes, but the Phillies, Rangers, Mets and Giants are among the teams to watch at this point. Texas and Philadelphia held private workouts for Tomas after his late-September showcase drew attention from many teams, including the Red Sox, Pirates, Marlins, Yankees, Padres and Diamodbacks.
Tomas, 23, is expected to command a deal that exceeds the seven-year, $72.5 million deal that Rusney Castillo received from the Red Sox and will draw interest from any team looking for right-handed power on the free agent market. Tomas projects as a corner outfielder in the majors and has reasonably good speed, making him a very intriguing player for teams looking to add pieces this winter.