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Marlins ‘aggressively negotiating’ for Yoenis Cespedes

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The Miami Marlins apparently don't think they've improved enough this offseason. MLB.com reports that the team is "aggressively negotiating" a contract

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for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes.

Cespedes "could start visiting prospective teams in the next few weeks," the site reports, and the Marlins are hoping they are one of his destinations. As it is now, Cespedes is free to negotiate with clubs and can come to an agreement but cannot officially sign yet due to government restrictions.

"If it can be arranged, and he wants to come to Miami and see our ballpark, it would be great," said Marlins president David Samson on Thursday, according to MLB.com. "From our standpoint, we are aggressively negotiating a contract, but there is no way of knowing if we will be a high bidder."

Other teams that have been linked to Cespedes include the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers, the site notes.

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