9/16/2013 5:45 P.M. ET
Cuban infielder Guerrero said to sign with Boras
Agent fielding offers for prospect from all 30 Major League teams
By Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com
Cuban infield prospect Alexander Guerrero has signed with Scott Boras Corp., and the agency is now leading negotiations, according to an industry source.
Guerrero, who was formerly represented by Rudy Santin and Manny Paula at MVP Sports Management and Consulting Agency, was closing in on a multiyear deal worth $32 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boras is now entertaining offers from all 30 teams.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Guerrero is a veteran of Serie Nacional, the island's top league, and he was an All-Star in 2010 and '11 with Las Tunas. He defected from Cuba earlier this year, established residency in Haiti and had been training in the Dominican Republic. Guerrero was granted free agency by Major League Baseball in July, but not until Sept. 6 did he secure an unblocking license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which would allow him to sign with a Major League team.
Guerrero participated in a series of showcases in July in front of scouts at the Dodgers' complex in the Dominican Republic, where Los Angeles eventually emerged as the favorite. Known for his powerful bat and speed on the bases, Guerrero felt slighted when he was left off the Cuban team roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and he eventually left the island.
Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.