When international pacts commence on January 15, journalist Francys Romero said that the Baltimore Orioles are the favourites to sign Cuban infielder Cesar Prieto.
Prieto aims to reach a settlement of roughly $750,000, which would mark his official entry into the Major League system with the orioles. Last May, the 22-year-old infielder defected from the Cuban national team during the Olympic Games qualification tournament.
According to MLB rules, Cuban players under the age of 25 who have less than six years of professional experience must register with the international player system.
Cesar Prieto was a member of the Cuban National Series’ Elefantes de Cienfuegos and will undoubtedly ascend swiftly through the Orioles’ minor league system.