Veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera signs Minor League deal with Pirates
Veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera, who has played with seven different organizations over a 14-year career, has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to multiple reports.
In the deal, first reported by The Athletic, Cabrera can make as much as $2 million in performance incentives, ESPN reported. With spring training fast approaching, the deal includes an invitation to major league camp.
The 34-year-old played 78 games with the Cleveland Indians last season, batting .280 with six home runs and 39 RBIs.
Cabrera is a .286 career hitter with 137 home runs and 807 RBIs for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox and Indians. He was suspended in 2012, his only All-Star season, for using performance-enhancing drugs while a member of the Giants.
He has twice batted over .300 three times during his career.