Pirates Reach Deal With Melky Cabrera

Veteran Outfielder Agrees To A Minor League Contract

Eric Hagman
February 10, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Melky Cabrera

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bradenton, FL (93.7 The Fan) - As Pirates players prepare to report for the start of spring training, veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera has come to terms on a minor league contract.  The deal was first reported by Rob Biertempfel and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.  It could be worth as much as $2M with incentives, and Cabrera will report to the Major League camp at Pirate City.

Cabrera, 34, batted .280 in 78 games last season for the Cleveland Indians, his seventh team.  Over 14 big league seasons, he has a .286 average.  He played two seasons in the National League with the Braves in 2010 and the Giants in 2012.

Cabrera joins JB Schuck, Patrick Kivlehan and Nick Franklin as position players with major league experience signed to minor league contracts.