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Jeff Horrigan, of the Boston Herald, reports free agent P Maels Rodriguez, who defected from Cuba in October, is expected to audition for big league scouts in El Salvador on Thursday, Jan. 22, and the Boston Red Sox plan to be on hand. The 24-year-old was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball last week after establishing legal residency in El Salvador. "We'll have guys there to watch him but that's all I'll say,'' Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said. Rodriguez's fastball has reportedly reached 100 mph in the past, but Cuban officials said after his defection that he'd lost up to 15 mph last year.

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