Yoenis Cespedes says the Cubs have had “the most interest”

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Last week Yoenis Cespedes named six teams that have shown heavy interest in signing him and yesterday the Cuban outfielder revealed that the Cubs have had “the most interest in me.”

Cespedes told the Associated Press that he’s “had dinner a couple of times” with Cubs officials and “they have shown more interest than others.” Of course, he also added that “we have talked a lot, but that doesn’t mean that I am going to sign with them.”

In the meantime, Cespedes has struggled mightily in the Dominican winter league after many people wondered why he’d risk hurting his market value with a sub par performance in front of scouts.

And while the Cubs have shown the most interest in him the White Sox are also in the mix, with fellow Cuban defector Dayan Viciedo doing his best to recruit Cespedes to the South Side.