Another potential hurdle for Choo?

Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has not yet found a fit for 2014, and part of the problem has been the loss of a draft pick that comes with signing him. Another stumbling block to a deal has been his contract demands, as it's believed that Choo is looking for an eight-year deal.

Now here comes another fly in the ointment. Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that Rusney Castillo, "a 26-year-old center fielder who had been one of the top players in Cuba", has defected in an effort to eventually find a job with a team in the United States.