Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department and is free to sign a contract with any Major League Baseball team. The 26-year0-old Cuban is right handed and had roughly 45 scouts show up to a recent throwing session.
#Cuba RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has been cleared by US govt. (OFAC) & is free to sign with MLB club. Deal could happen this week or next.
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 15, 2013
The figures on what it would take to sign Gonzalez are all over the place, as high $60 million over five years.
Gonzalez throws comfortably in the 90-94 mph range but his fastball can reach 96 mph when needed.
With their seemingly endless supply of money the Dodgers are currently seen as the favorites to sign Gonzalez. The Dodgers snatched up Yasiel Puig for seven years and $42 million.