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Teams can bid on Chapman

Updated: September 25, 2009, 7:23 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who is considered one of the top prospects in the world, has been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball.

Teams can actively start bidding for Chapman.

"It has been a dream of mine to pitch in the major leagues," he said in a statement issued Friday by his agent, Edwin Mejia.

The New York Yankees have already shown interest in the Cuban lefty, whose fastball was clocked at 102 mph at the World Baseball Classic this year. It's also expected ...

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