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Cuban defector agrees to Cubs' deal

Updated: March 3, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Juan Yasser Serrano, a defector from Cuba, have agreed to a $250,000 contract, according to a league source.

Major League Baseball still needs to sign off on the deal, and Serrano must pass a physical.

The Cubs are hoping to have him in camp before spring training ends, and the most likely destination is high Single-A or Double-A.

Numerous major-league teams looked at Serrano before he agreed to the deal with the Cubs. It's believed ...

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