Yoenis Cespedes To Play In Dominican Winter League

It's the middle of January. Yoenis Cespedes is still out there! So Prince Fielder and Edwin Jackson aren't alone. Sometime soon - and I know we've heard this before - Cespedes will gain Dominican residency. He will also become a free agent. Then he will sign with a team. That should happen before spring training.

In the meantime, what is Cespedes up to? An answer:

According to Kevin Cabral of ESPN Radio Dominicana, Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has joined Aguilas Cibaeñas in the Dominican Winter League.

So he's not just sitting around eating potato chips. I'm not sure how much playing time Cespedes stands to get, and I'm guessing the answer is "not a whole lot", but it's probably not the worst idea in the world for Cespedes to try to shake off a little offseason rust and show scouts what he can do in competitive games before he signs a contract. Cespedes, at this point, is a big giant mystery - some game action could make him a little less mysterious.

Once Cespedes is available, there'll be a lot of interest. The Yankees, the Marlins, the Nationals, some others... Cespedes will not be lacking for suitors.

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