Report: Yasmany Tomas Officially Declared A Free Agent

When it comes to MLB free agency, the Yankees have a while to wait before they can jump in that ring.  They no longer have to wait to sign Cuban free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas, however, as per his agent, he is now officially a free agent for any MLB team to sign. We haven't talked about Tomas much here, but he's a 23-year-old outfielder with big power and big arm.  While there are some legitimate concerns about his hitting approach and swing, he projects as a middle-of-the-order power bat.  If he can harness his power, he's a legit 30+ home run guy in the Majors.

The Yankees didn't get involved with Jose Abreu and we don't know how seriously involved they are with Tomas.  They did attend his showcase last month, but there has not been a report about a follow-up private workout.  George King reported that Tomas already has a $75 million offer in hand, but it is not from the Yankees.

On paper, Tomas is everything they need.  He's also going to come at a much higher cost than recent fellow Cuban defectors Abreu, Rusney Castillo, and Yasiel Puig did.  The price for international free agents is only going up, and given their lack of pursuit of those other big names and the giant contracts they gave out last offseason, I would expect the Yankee front office to pass on Tomas.