Red Sox hot stove reports
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Cherington scouts Yoenis CespedesRed Sox general manager Ben Cherington was in the Dominican Republic after the GM meetings and scouted Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, a righthanded-hitting outfielder who has a number of major league teams interested in his services, including the Cubs. He is listed as 26 years old on his player page on MLB.com. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Cespedess temporary Dominican Republic residency request should be approved any day. Brown says this would allow Major League Baseball to confirm Cespedess status as a free agent.
A 20-minute promo video of him called "Yoenis Cespedes: The Showcase" has been posted to YouTube.