"We are aware of the [spring training] dates," Katz told Fox. "We expect him to be in camp with one of the clubs."
Of course, Katz may have a lot of sifting to do before then. The word has been that pretty much everybody who has seen Cespedes pick up a bat has some interest in signing the 26-year-old. Katz termed the market for Cespedes as "meaningful and aggressive" to Fox.
ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that it's expected that Cespedes will come to the United States from his new home in the Dominican Republic in the next 7-10 days and that six teams are "seriously negotiating" for him at this point.
While Cespedes batted only .143 in a short stint with Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League recently, he was a star player in Cuba. Last season, he batted .333 with 33 homers and 99 RBIs in 90 games.
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