Not content with signing just one ex-Brave, the Royals have agreed to sign another. Kansas City will sign Melky Cabrera on a one-year contract worth $1.25, plus $250K in incentives, pending a physical. The deal represents the latest move in a busy offseason for ACES, Inc.
Cabrera, who earned $3.1MM in 2010, was released by the Braves following a disappointing campaign in which he hit just .255/.317/.354 in 509 plate appearances. The 26-year-old is arbitration eligible for the third time this year, but as a Super Two, he will be under team control for one more season, through 2012.
Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports first reported that the two sides were closing in on a deal, while ESPNDeportes' Enrique Rojas (via Twitter) confirmed the pact and added the financial terms. The team has announced the agreement.