Report: Dodgers to sign Erisbel Arruebarruena for five years, $25 million.’s Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that the Dodgers will sign Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena for five years and $25 million.

The contract still isn’t official. reported that the 23-year-old is in the Dominican Republic waiting on a P-1 work visa.

Once Arruebarruena’s contract becomes official, the Dodgers will have to clear a spot on their full 40-man roster. The Dodgers have four middle infielders currently on the roster: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Guerrero, Dee Gordon and Justin Sellers.

Here are some clips of Arruebarruena from Cuba:

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.