Buzz: Mets & White Sox in Front for Maya

The Mets and Whote Sox are the front-runners to sign 27–year-old Cuban RHP Yuniesky Maya, his agent told a reporter for

…thanks to Andres M for the link and translation

…from what i can gather, maya is major-league ready, mature, and has a low-90s fastball with a decent change-up and slurve… he is known for being a bit of a bulldog, pitching inside, challenging hitters, and so maybe he will be able to quickly adapt well to the big leagues

According to the report, Maya is still waiting to be declared a free agent by MLB.

In one start and two relief appearances, during last spring’s World Baseball Classic, he allowed one earned run in seven innings, while walking two batters and striking out four.

To see video of Maya pitching against Ichiro Suzuki in last year’s WBC, click here; and to see him pitching to Kosuke Fukudome, also in the WBC, click here.