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Power hitting first baseman Jose Abreu will be one of the more coveted international prospects coming to MLB this offseason. He does have parts of his game that do need improving, but his ceiling is very high and that's what makes him so intriguing to teams.
Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Cuban defector Jose Abreu has declared as a free agent and is free to sign with any MLB team.
One team that has shown interest in the past has been the Giants and manager Bruce Bochy has confirmed the reports:
"Jose Daniel Abreu is someone on our radar" Bruce Bochy on #SiriusXM
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) September 27, 2013
While he may be on their radar, they have found many holes in his game. They are not very high on Abreu, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle:
FYI: I've heard the #sfgiants were not high on Cuban defector 1B Jose Abreu. Weren't impressed with swing or defense.
— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) September 27, 2013
Some possible suitors for Abreu other than the Giants are the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates. More teams figure to hop into the Abreu sweepstakes and he will likely command a contract bigger than Yasiel Puig's.
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