(SportsNetwork.com) – The Chicago White Sox and outfielder Melky Cabrera have
reportedly agreed to a three-year contract.
According to MLB.com and Chicago radio station 670-AM, the deal, pending a
physical, is worth between $42 million and $43.5 million.
Cabrera spent the past two seasons with Toronto. He hit .279 with three homers
and 30 RBI in 88 games with the Blue Jays in 2013, then followed with a strong
2014 campaign in which he batted .301 with 16 homers, 35 doubles and 73 RBI in
The 30-year-old Dominican native played his first five seasons with the New
York Yankees, winning a World Series title in 2009, then spent 2010 with
Atlanta, 2011 with Kansas City and 2012 with the San Francisco Giants.
Cabrera was the All-Star Game MVP in 2012 and posted a .346 average with 11
homers and 60 RBI in 113 games with the Giants until he was suspended 50 games
for a violation of baseball’s drug policy.
In 1,211 big league games over 10 seasons, Cabrera owns a .286 batting average
with 88 homers, 236 doubles and 520 RBI.