Braves will make a play for Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman

He's been one of the most talked about players to defect from Cuba in several years, and now the Atlanta Braves have joined the group of teams pursuing Aroldis Chapman, according to SI.com:

The Atlanta Braves are the latest team seeking to meet with Chapman's agent, two sources told SI.com.

Though an exact date, time and location for a meeting have not been established, the two sides are expected to schedule formal conversations in the coming weeks.

He's a 21-year old southpaw flamethrower who profiles as a top of the rotation starter, why wouldn't the Braves want to make a play for him. I was wondering if Atlanta was going to throw their hat in the ring. They have good roots with the ex-pat Cuban baseball community, as both Yunel Escobar and Barbaro Canizares are both Cuban-born, as well as bench coach Chino Cadahia and several other minor league players in the organization.

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