Cuban defector and 6’1″ power-hitting outfielder Yasmani Tomas was declared a free agent a month ago, and it looks like the Red Sox are making a push at the 23-year-old slugger.

According to WEEI, Tomas worked out in a private workout at the Red Sox Academy in the Dominican Republic. The report says the workout was purely out of convenience, but Tomas is a former teammate of Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo, who speaks very highly of him, and … we see where this is going.

The Phillies are still thought to be frontrunners for the 240-pounder — and the Red Sox’ interest is being downplayed — but our faith in this team has been shattered too often in recent years. So expect to either not get Tomas, or massively overpay for him.