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A’s reportedly interested in Cuban pitcher Noel Arguelles

Check out this story from Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, which discusses the A’s interest in Cuban defector Noel Arguelles, a highly touted left-handed pitcher. I know fans at Athletics Nation are all over this, too. The story says Arguelles attracted quite a crowd of major league executives while pitching in the Dominican Republic recently. It also mentions that A’s GM Billy Beane and assistant GM David Forst met with him in the Dominican. I haven’t asked Beane or Forst about Arguelles. But during my interview with A’s co-owner Lew Wolff yesterday, Wolff mentioned more than once that continuing to sign international talent was a top priority for the team. Something to keep an eye out for …

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Joe Stiglich