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Yoenis Cespedes rumors: Angels, Giants, Tigers and Royals all interested

Four teams are in the mix for the free agent outfielder.

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According to Joel Sherman, at least four teams have shown an interest in Yoenis Cespedes.

"The Angels, Giants and Tigers have been expected to bid aggressively for corner outfielders. But the fourth club is a shock -- the World Series champion Royals."

While the Royals could undoubtedly use Cespedes' offensive production, it's difficult to see them spending the money it will take to acquire him; especially since Alex Gordon will be cheaper. As for the other teams that Sherman mentions, the Angels seemingly make the most sense. Al Avila told reporters that they're not engaging with Cespedes at this point, and the Giants reportedly prefer multiple outfielders.

That would leave the Angels as the last remaining team that Sherman listed, and their GM, Billy Eppler, has been in contact with most major outfielders on the market.

Cespedes' market will likely become clearer after Ben Zobrist and Heyward ultimately sign their contracts, but until then, he doesn't appear to be anyone's first choice for their 2016 outfield.