Reds after Felix Perez

A reporter from ESPN Deportes tweeted late Sunday that Cuban outfielder Felix Perez will sign with Cincinnati. However, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty did not confirm that report.

“We don’t have a deal,” Jocketty told MLB.com. “We’re one of several clubs still talking to him. We’re hoping to get it resolved in the next two or three days. He is a kid we’ve been pursuing for quite a while.”

Perez was set to sign for $3.5 million with the Yankees almost one year ago until he was suspended by Major League Baseball for lying about his age. The Yankees broke off talks upon learning of the age discrepancy. He was 24 but apparently claimed to be 20 years old. MLB reinstated Perez in October and he was free to negotiate with any club.

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