Dodgers rumors: Cuban RHP Dalier Hinojosa cleared to sign

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Hinojosa, 27, was a teammate of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez in Cuba. Hinojosa, who defected from Cuba in February, has been cleared by the U.S. government and can sign with any team.

The Dodgers are reportedly interested in Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, but he may not be the only free agent Cuban right-handed pitcher on their radar. Dalier Hinojosa is now a free agent and was cleared by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and is free to sign with any team, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Hinojosa defected from Cuba in February and established residency in Haiti, per Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors.

Hinojosa, 6'2", 210 pounds, was a teammate of Gonzalez for Cuba in the 2011 World Cup. Sanchez described Hinojosa as someone who "throws a fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, and his repertoire also features a slider, a curve, a two-seam fastball and a changeup."

Both Sanchez and Dierkes mention the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs and Red Sox as teams interested in the 27-year-old right-hander. Because of his age and experience Hinojosa, like Gonzalez, is not subject to limits of the international spending cap.

Here is video of Hinojosa in unhappier times, allowing a home run to Alfredo Despaigne Rodriguez in 2011.

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