The Texas Rangers will be among several, if not all, major league teams watching the workout of Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas in the Dominican Republic this weekend.
With the Rangers in need of a right fielder if they don't pick up Alex Rios' $13 million team option for 2015, Tomas could be a fit for the future.
Tomas, 23, was recently cleared for employment by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets and Control.
According to Baseball America, during the 2012-13 Serie Nacional regular season, Tomas had a slash line of .289/.364/.538 with 15 home runs and 34 walks in 81 games. He ranked fifth in slugging and sixth in home runs. In the 2013-14 season, his numbers slipped to .290/.346/.450 with just six home runs and 46 strikeouts in 257 plate appearances.
Baseball America reported Tomas injured a shoulder during the season after crashing into a wall.