Source: Cubs agree with Cuban OF Jorge Soler

Deal is for nine years. $30 million

Published On: Jun 12 2012 07:16:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2012 02:16:02 PM CDT
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CHICAGO -

A person familiar with the deal says the Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with Cuban free agent outfielder Jorge Soler.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing was officially announced Monday.

The 20-year-old Soler was sought after by several teams and is considered a five-tool player who will require some minor league seasoning.

The Cubs declined comment. Numerous media reports said the deal was for nine years and worth $30 million.

Earlier this year the Cubs signed Cuban left-hander Geraldo Concepcion. The Oakland Athletics made a big splash by signing another Cuban outfielder, Yoenis Cespedes, to a four-year, $36 million contract in February. The Cubs had also shown interest in Cespedes.