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International Updates: Cespedes, Chen, Wada

International Updates: Cespedes, Chen, Wada

Rob Biertempfel has a few updates on some international free agents via Twitter:

-He mentions that the Pirates have interest in Yoenis Cespedes, but that they will quickly back away if the bidding gets crazy.

-The Pirates have interest in left handers Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada, according to Biertempfel.  This is the second time we've heard the team linked to Wada.  About a month ago Jon Heyman mentioned the Pirates as one of the teams who could pursue the Japanese left hander. Wada is 31 years old, ad throws in the 86-87 MPH range with a good circle change and a solid slider. He's been described as a Dallas Braden type, although there are questions as to whether he can be a starter. The expected price for Wada is two years and $8 M.

Chen is a 26 year old free agent out of Taiwan. He's been playing in the Japanese league, but unlike most players out of Japan, Chen wouldn't require a posting fee, since he's a true free agent (Wada is also a free agent, with no posting fee r...

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