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Phillies Frontrunners for Yasmany Tomas

PHOTO: AP

PHOTO: AP

According to this report, the Phillies are linked–and are frontrunners at this point–for 23 year old Cuban talent Yasmany Tomas.

The right-handed outfielder would make sense for the Phillies, who have some money and are in desperate need for some outfield help. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. personally flew to the Dominican Republic to scout Tomas, who has also been linked to the Dodgers, Padres, Twins, Rangers, Giants, and Tigers.

He stands at 6’1, 230 pounds and is considered one of, if not the best power hitter coming out of Cuba right now.

Amaro made a gamble on a Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, and the jury is still out on that move. Still, with the Yasiel Puig‘s and Yoenis Cespedes‘s of the world, looking for Cuban talent is certainly worthwhile for the Phillies.

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