Cuban free agent infielder Hector Olivera switched representation this week by hiring Greg Genske of Legacy Group as his agent. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal spoke with Genske and provides this update on his status:
This is exactly what you would expect an agent to say, but assuming Olivera’s market is as “robust” as has been reported in various places, Rosenthal speculates that concern over his elbow could be minimal. Of course, he’d have to take a physical before an agreement with any team becomes official.
Olivera, 29, was a .323/.407/.505 hitter over 10 seasons in Cuba’s Serie Nacional and could fit at second base, third base, or DH in MLB. The Dodgers, Padres, and Braves are among the teams who reportedly have strong interest in him.