Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz is expected to receive an offer from the St. Louis Cardinals in the next 24 hours or so.
Diaz was in Arizona performing for various clubs and is now in Florida expecting to do the same there.
According to Strauss, teams involved in talks with Diaz include the Giants, Blue Jays, Yankees, Braves, Phillies and Mariners.
A signing is likely to happen quickly, as was reported by Chris Cotillo.
Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz is likely to sign within the next 2-3 days.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 19, 2014
But it’s worth noting that the team has been in contact with Diaz’s agent.
The 23-year old Diaz hit .315/.404/.500 with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 313 plate appearances. This also included more walks than strikeouts.
We won’t have to wait long I suppose to see how real the interest is.