The Mets, Padres and Braves are among teams interested in Cuban C Yenier Bello (Sanchez, Jan. 28).
Bello, 28, was fully cleared this past weekend to sign with a big-league team. He has been scouted by 15 to 20 teams so far this winter (Sanchez, Jan. 24).
It’s not yet clear what it might take to sign Bello, who is not as highly-regarded of a player as Jose Dariel Abreu and Yasiel Puig (MLBTR, Jan. 24).
The Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays had been linked to Bello in previous reports.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
There isn’t a ton of information available on Bello. The buzz in baseball is that he’s got a big swing and the potential for at least 20 home runs. However, people say he’s not a catcher, he’ll eventually end up at a corner infield or outfield position. Also, no one calls him a ‘prospect,’ since he’s 28 with a questionable path to the big leagues.