The Dodgers have been very busy in their international signings recently and it sounds like they’re on the verge of another high profile signing.
They’ve hit home runs with Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu and the next big deal, Cuban starter Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, could sign with the team by next week.
According to baseball insider Peter Gammons, the Dodgers are in the lead for his services:
GM:”Word is Dodgers will go five years, close to $50M on (Cuban) Miguel Gonzalez. If so, he’ll be a Dodger.:
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 21, 2013
Gammons’ report goes hand-in-hand with the notion that Gonzalez would fetch a hefty price and it’s no secret that ownership will pay any price to land a player they want.
The Dodgers displaced three scouts to Mexico City earlier this month along with the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs among other teams.
Gonzalez could make an impact late in the season, but it’d be interesting to see if the Dodgers would also make a trade for a fifth starter.
Regardless, it looks like the Dodgers are in prime position to sign another high profile international player and Gonzalez could be the next “big thing”.