Cuban left-hander Gerardo Concepcion has been declared a free agent and is drawing interest from many MLB teams, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports. The 18-year-old recently established residency in Mexico and was said to be close to declaring free agency last week.
The Rangers, Yankees, Cubs and White Sox have expressed the most interest in Concepcion, agent Jaime Torres said. The lefty worked out in front of Rangers personnel, including Nolan Ryan, in the Dominican Republic today. The Phillies, Giants, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Royals have also expressed interest.
Concepcion has an offer on the table and will likely sign within two weeks, according to his agent. He defected from Cuba last June while playing in the Netherlands.
Does anyone know anything about Gerardo Concepcion?
Yes, that’s not his real name.
Any relation to Reds Davey Concepcion ?
If he’s really 18 years old I’m surprised more teams aren’t interested in him. Any info on height, weight, FB speed, ‘stuff’?
Him being 18 sounds like a “misconcepcion.”
That’s the best I can come up with.
I like it
is there anything more hilarious than a bunch of nerds on a baseball forum making the same tired age jokes every time some kid tries to make a better life for himself by coming to america to play baseball? who are you people to judge? you WISH you had the chance to lie and have it result in millions of dollars.
A’s, since you are rebuilding, you should be all over this guy! signing him and/or soler would give us even more to look forward to
This guy’s cousin is a customer of the shop I work at (sports card shop) he went to the Netherlands last year to pick him up.. good luck to them both (he says its the Yankees that will sign him FYI)