Blue Jays Pursuing Aroldis Chapman

The Blue Jays are the latest team to enter the Aroldis Chapman sweepstakes, according to ESPN.com's Jorge Arangure Jr.. They held a private workout for the Cuban left-hander in Florida yesterday morning and met with his representatives. The Hendricks brothers were in Florida, so Arangure Jr. wonders if Chapman may be close to signing with someone.

The Blue Jays were one of the many teams to watch Chapman work out in Houston last month. After the workout, Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos told fans on MLB.com that he was committed to adding amateur talent.

"We will be on top of every amateur player that is available," he said.

Chapman has plenty of suitors besides the Blue Jays, of course. The Yankees are eyeing him and the A's, MarlinsOrioles and Angels are among the other interested clubs. The Red Sox reportedly offered Chapman $15.5MM, but at least one person thinks that won't be nearly enough. One of Arangure Jr.'s sources says Chapman may be in position to command $20-25MM.

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