According to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez, 27 year old Cuban RHP Dalier Hinojosa has defected from the national team in February.
Hinojosa still has to be cleared by the U.S. government before he can enter into an agreement with a Major League club.
The usual suspects -- the Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers are also said to be interested.
According to Sanchez, Hinojosa throws a four seam fastball in the low to mid 90s, a two-seam fastball, a slider, curve, and a change-up.
The Cubs are also interested in RHP Miguel Gonzalez, as well as younger free agents OF Eloy Jimenez of the Dominican Republic, and SS Gleyber Torres of Venezuela.
You can read more about Hinjosa here, which is a piece back in 2010 when he threw two perfect games in a 3 month span.
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