Dodgers “shift attention to” Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

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MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez shares this scoop …

(NOTE: Moncada has been labeled an infielder in every report we’ve seen; if the thinking on where he’ll play has changed, we haven’t seen it)

Lopez, a 21-year-old pitcher from Cuba, signed Tuesday with Arizona for a bonus of $8.25 million. Moncada, a 19-year-old infielder who is also a native of Cuba, is expected to command close to $40 million. And because of his age and lack of experience in a professional league, Moncada is subject to MLB’s international signing regulations — meaning the team that ultimately lands him will also have to pay a ton of money in penalties.

Moncada is waiting to be cleared for employment by the United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He’s also being pursued by the Yankees and Red Sox. This bidding war is going to get wild.

Anthony Rizzo to wear walking boot for five to seven days

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo suffered what appeared to be an awful injury during Sunday’s game against the Pirates, twisting his ankle while attempting to field a bunt. An MRI revealed that he has a lateral sprain of his right ankle, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for five to seven days before being reevaluated.

Given that there are only two weeks left in the regular season, it seems doubtful Rizzo would be able to return to aid the Cubs’ NL Wild Card chase. The club entered Monday leading the second Wild Card by a game over the Brewers.

Rizzo, 30, is batting .289/.404/.516 with 26 home runs, 93 RBI, and 88 runs scored in 592 plate appearances on the year. Victor Caratini started at first base for Monday’s game against the Reds. The Cubs may also use Ian Happ, Willson Contreras, and Jonathan Lucroy at first base while Rizzo is out.