Dodgers sign Cuban IF Alexander Guerrero for $32 million, per report

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Yasiel Puig will no longer be the sole Cuban presence in the Dodgers dugout, as Ned Colletti reportedly signs Alexander Guerrero.

The Dodgers and Cuban IF Alexander Guerrero reached a seven year $32 million dollar agreement, per multiple reports. Guerrero, at 26-years-old, hasn't played consistently since 2011. The acquisition doesn't count against the Dodgers in the international spending cap.

Guerrero wasn't expected to be on the Dodgers radar, yet the transaction makes sense because of the possible need at second base. Over the next couple of weeks, Guerrero will be see game action at the AA or AAA level. From there, Guerrero should be called up to Los Angles and play second base, per Dionisio Soldevilla of ESPNDeportes.com and Dominican reporter Neftali Ruiz.

Guerrero hit over .300 in all three seasons while playing in Cuba. In addition, he accumulated 60 home runs in 886 at bats.

The journey to America and MLB hasn't been smooth for Guerrero, as he defected Cuba in January, per reporter Jose Luis Martinez. Guerrero didn't get selected to participate in the World Baseball Classic, and was very disappointed.

However, the deal doesn't appear final, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

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