Cabrera, Blue Jays near two-year deal

The Blue Jays and outfielder Melky Cabrera have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract, ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas reported Friday afternoon. A source confirmed to MLB.com that the two sides are near a deal.

Cabrera was suspended 50 games in August for violating Major League Baseball’s drug program, testing positive for testosterone. The 28-year-old was leading the National League in hitting at the time, and also had previously been named an All-Star and earned MVP honors at the Midsummer Classic. He finished 2012 hitting .346 with 11 home runs and a .906 OPS for the Giants.

Cabrera, a seven-year veteran, had a breakout season in 2011 for Kansas City, posting 201 hits and a .305/.339/.470 slash line.

Before his then-career year as a Royal, Cabrera failed to live up to his promise with the Yankees (2005-09) and the Braves in 2010.

- Cash Kruth

1 Comment

Funny how being throw out of baseball for almost 1/3 of a season can get you a raise of $ 2 Mil . or 1/3 of your last payday. These Players suspended for something that the game is trying so hard and spend so much money to get rid of should ONLY be able to sign for the league Mini……WOW.. Only in American..

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