Melky Cabrera To Sign With Blue Jays – Two Years $16 Million
Blue Jays Sign Cabrera to two-year deal
The Blue Jays made news earlier this week finalizing a mega trade with the Miami Marlins in which they acquired Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck and free agent utility infielder Maicer Izturis signed a three-year deal worth $10 million with the Toronto in early November.
Cabrera was having the best season of his career with the San Francisco Giants posting a .346/.390/.516 batting line with 11 home runs, 25 doubles and 10 triples when he was suspended for violating baseball’s PED policy. Cabrera won the All-Star game MVP and was hitting .346 before he was suspended.
The already potent Blue Jays offense gets better. Possible line-up combinations may include Reyes in the leadoff spot with Cabrera, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Brett Lawrie in the middle, surrounded by Colby Rasmus, J.P. Arencibia, and Adam Lind.