The Dodgers are in the thick of a pennant chase, but the thought of signing Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero continues to linger as his agent Scott Boras would like his client to sign shortly.
It’s been a process to say the least for the Dodgers, who were near an agreement with the 26-year-old Cuban infielder before his previous agent wasn’t able to be certified by the Players Union. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com had an update on Guerrero and what type of contract he’s seeking:
Cuban 2B-SS Alex Guerrero seeks 4-year deal. a few interested teams prefer longer. LAD SFG TEX BOS CIN etc like him
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 9, 2013
Previously, the Dodgers were closing in on a seven-year $32 million agreement with Guerrero, but signing with Boras brought all 30 teams back into play. The Twins, Red Sox and Cubs were previously interested in him, but it looks like other teams like the Reds and Giants have jumped back into the mix.
Going into next season, the Dodgers have a hole at second base as they hold a team option on Mark Ellis and don’t seem the least bit interested in signing impending Yankees free agent Robinson Cano. Dodgers owner Magic Johnson recently said that signing ace Clayton Kershaw to such an expensive extension would likely take them out of the Cano sweepstakes.
It’s clear that the Dodgers have been the most aggressive team when it comes to signing international talent, but the Guerrero saga doesn’t look like it’ll be coming to an end anytime soon.
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