The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of signing Juan Yasser Serrano. Serrano is a highly touted right-handed Cuban pitching prospect. Serrano defected from Cuba in April 2009 after pitching for the Cuban Junior National Team in an international tournament. So far the Cubs have denied all reports regarding Serrano. Other sources have indicated that the Serrano signing should happen within the next month or so. Serrano still needs to complete a physical and some additional legal paperwork, but it looks like all signs are a go for Serrano.
This would be a solid acquisition for the Cubs. You always hear about the Red Sox or Yankees landing these “can’t miss” pitchers from abroad, so it would be great if the Cubs started getting in the mix with these guys too. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything more definitive with Serrano in the upcoming weeks.