Cuban prospect draws Angels' interest

Updated: January 3, 2010, 12:29 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPN Los Angeles

The Angels appear to be lining up an offer for Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman and they could have an inside edge when it comes to signing the hard-throwing left-hander.

Chapman has become a close friend of Angels first baseman Kendry Morales, a fellow Cuban refugee who recently helped convince him to switch agents. Chapman and Morales have spent time together in Miami and have worked out together recently.

"Selfishly, we're a nice fit. It's hard to come over here, and Kendry gives ...

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