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Rumors: Dodgers Are ‘Heavy On’ 18-Year-Old Yadier Alvarez



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Rumors have been surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers in recent days, as they are expected to be finalists for a pair of Cuban infielders.

Yoan Moncada and Hector Olivera have been working out for teams in the past few weeks, and the Dodgers have been in attendance. They are expected to be in the mix for both. Also, they were linked to another Cuban in right-hander Jorge Hernandez, who is looking for a work visa in the U.S. Well, now there’s another Cuban prospect and once again the Dodgers are among the teams rumored to be interested.

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, an 18-year-old Cuban pitcher is the next big name from the country:

Alvarez worked out in the Dominican Republic with the Dodgers in attendance via Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

Alvarez would be subject to international signing limits because he’s 18 and hasn’t pitched at least five years in the Serie Nacional. Reports have the teenager in the mid-90s with a plus-slider and change up. He’s listed at 6’3, 175 pounds, but still has time to fill out due to his young age. Because of the rules in place, the Dodgers could sign both Moncada and Alvarez, but it would have to during the signing period that ends in July.

While it’s all just speculation at the moment, it appears the Dodgers could have even more of an international presence this year.

Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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