The Cubs have made one of their biggest splashes in the Theo Epstein regime. Sources tell FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that Chicago has signed Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million deal.
Soler, a 20-year-old, was not subject to new Major League Baseball restrictions on spending in the international market, and could be one of the last signings before the new rules take place.
The Cubs have long been in pursuit of the Cuban outfielder, and were considered the favorites to sign him. Soler officially became a free agent on June 2, and bids were due by each suitor on Sunday.
There has been no official announcement made by the Cubs organization.