The Pittsburgh Pirates have added a veteran outfielder to their franchise.
Melky Cabrera, who was previously a free agent, and the Pirates agreed to a minor league deal. The 34-year-old outfielder has played 14 seasons in the majors.
Cabrera played 78 games with the Cleveland Indians
He was an All-Star in 2012 and won the 2009 World Series with the Yankees. He's only one season removed from a full-time role with the White Sox and Royals when he hit .285 with 17 HR and 85 RBI.
In the field, Cabrera is a reliable player who rarely makes errors. He saw time at every position in the outfield as well as some games at designated hitter last season.
#Pirates sign OF Melky Cabrera. He gets NRI to spring training.— Rob Biertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) February 10, 2019
Cabrera's deal also includes an invitation to spring training, meaning he could be competing for a job in the majors. He'll have to contend with guys like Gregory Polanco and Lonnie Chisenhall for game time. The Pirates