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MLB International News

Mariners in agreement with Yusei Kikuchi, per report

Seattle wins the bidding for the most highly-coveted international free agent of the offseason.

MLB, FCB agree to deal that could eliminate Cuban players’ need to defect

This deal would make it significantly easier and safer for Cuban players to come to the major leagues.

Marlins sign Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr., per report

Miami adds Victor³ Mesa to its increasingly impressive stable of prospects.

MLB owners to discuss season length, roster size

Commissioner Rob Manfred is open to talking about some radical changes to baseball.

Mets could be best fit for Cuban FA Gurriel

The 32-year-old wears many hats.

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Cuban prospect Yulieski Gurriel reportedly spotted in Miami

They hype train is real, folks.

Agent representing Cuban players arrested for HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Bart Hernandez has been arrested for human trafficking in a case related to Seattle Mariners' centerfielder Leonys Martin.

Mariners sign Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee

Seattle adds another under-the-radar signing to what has been an excellent offseason.

MLBDD 11/9: Pitching, hitting or fielding?

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

2015 MLB International Signing Day Tracker

Keeping track of all of today's international free agent signings by MLB teams.

Cuban prospect Ibanez drawing interest

Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez, along with three other players, headline a showcase taking place at the University of Miami on Friday.

Diamondbacks sign Yoan Lopez to record deal

The 21-year-old right-hander will receive the largest bonus ever for an international free agent subject to bonus pool stipulations.

Kenta Maeda won't be posted by Hiroshima Carp

He won't become an unrestricted free agent until the 2017 season is over.

Padres post top bid for Kwang-Hyun Kim

The Padres have been awarded the top bid for the Korean left--hander.

Angels sign Roberto Baldoquin for $8 million bonus

The Angels shattered their international bonus pool allotment with the signing of the 20-year-old Cuban infielder.

4 potential Asian imports for the offseason

Is the next Tanaka waiting out there for a major league team? See which Asian pitchers (and one shortstop) could make the leap.

Rusney Castillo decision expected soon

The highly regarded Cuban defector is expected to announce his intentions soon, and the decision could wind up affecting this year's playoff race.

Alfredo Despaigne signs with Japan's Chiba Lotte

The three-time Serie Nacional MVP will head to Japan to continue his baseball career.

A's acquire Rodolfo Fernandez from Brewers

Milwaukee deals away the minor league right-hander for additional international bonus slot money.

Royals sign int'l shortstop Aracena, Mariners next

The Royals and Mariners appear to be the latest teams in the market for foreign-born talent.

Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

While he might not be the best player to come from Cuba, Tomas could be the country's next MLB superstar.

Giants find a potential gem in Carbonell

The Cuban outfielder likely won't make an impact until next season, but he could end up being a steal for the division-leading Giants.

Giants sign Cuban OF Daniel Carbonell

The best team in the National League added another potential star to their already productive OF.

Raciel Iglesias could make an impact this season

It's not unreasonable to expect to see Iglesias in a big league uniform later this year.

Yankees, Mariners finalists to sign Carbonell

Ken Rosenthal reports the two AL teams are in the mix to sign the Cuban defector.

Despaigne to MLB -- or banned first?

Jose Abreu 2.0? Only if he gets his passport woes straightened out.

Yanks believed to have 6 deals in place for July 2

New York is expected to surpass their spending limit significantly.

Padres nearing deal with Odrisamer Despaigne

Imprisoned saga deer.

Korean righty Suk-min Yoon could sign soon

Yoon, 27, is currently talking with two clubs. Since he's an outright free agent, no posting fee applies.

Odrisamer Despaigne cleared to sign with MLB teams

Now that all the paperwork is done, the Cuban righty is free to sign an MLB contract.

MLB worried over donation from Tanaka to Rakuten

Rakuten isn't happy with the new posting system and they might be looking for a way around its posting fee cap.

Beyond Tanaka: Other top int'l FAs to watch

Players who are not Masahiro Tanaka are also out there on the international free agent market.