21 year-old Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman established residency in the small European country of Andorra, according to SI's Melissa Segura. One benefit of that country: no income tax. The 21-year-old hard-throwing southpaw had his passport, so it wasn't a difficult process. Chapman could be declared a Major League free agent before the playoffs begin next month.
Segura's sources expect teams "like the Red Sox and Yankees" to pursue Chapman, though she talked to one scouting director who projects him as a middle reliever. Read Keith Law's ESPN scouting report here. Segura believes Chapman will exceed the $32MM a 31-year-old Jose Contreras received seven years ago. ESPN's Jorge Arangure Jr. suggested the $40MM-100MM range. It's been said that all 30 teams have some degree of interest, though the Yankees, Orioles, and Angels have been specifically connected. Chapman is represented by Edwin Leonel Mejia.