Cabrera, 29 in May, allowed eight hits and seven runs in three spring innings. He was coming off an ugly 2009 season in which he walked 42 and struck out 23 in 51 innings for the Nationals and Diamondbacks. It's been a while since we saw the Cabrera who averaged 95 mph on his fastball, though he's always been able to get groundballs.
Botts, 29, spent the 2009 season in Japan but tallied only 24 plate appearances for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He went 1 for 12 this spring.