O’s sign INF Everth Cabrera

Sarasota, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Baltimore Orioles signed infielder
Everth Cabrera to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Cabrera, 28, joins the Orioles after spending the previous six seasons with
the San Diego Padres. He batted. 232 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 90
games last year.

The switch-hitter was batting a career-best .283 in 2013 when his season ended
because of a suspension. He was banned 50 games for using performance-
enhancing drugs in connection with the Biogenesis scandal.

In 481 career games, Cabrera has hit .248 with 12 homers, 128 RBI and 136
stolen bases.

To make room for Cabrera on the 40-man roster, outfielder Alex Hassan has been
designated for assignment.