TRENTON, NJ - JULY 2: Brian Cashman, General Manager of the New York Yankees answers questions about Derek Jeter's first start of his minor league rehab with the Trenton Thunder in a game against the Altoona Curve on July 2, 2011 at Mercer County Waterfront Park in Trenton, New Jersey. Jeter is set to rejoin the Yankees in Cleveland on Monday in his return from a calf injury. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Soler is expected to take a couple years before making big leagues. he's only 20. so NINE-yr deal makes sense. $30M total— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 11, 2012
Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the deal.
Jon Heyman reports that three or four other teams besides the Cubs submitted bids of more than $20 million, but it's unclear whether the Yankees were one of those teams.
Scouts believe Soler might be a long way from the Major Leagues as of now, but he projects as a stellar outfielder with a big arm, good defense, a solid batting average and all kinds of power.
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