Everth Cabrera, Orioles finalize $2.4M, 1-year contract

Updated: February 25, 2015, 10:30 AM ET
Associated Press

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized their $2.4 million, one-year contract.

Baltimore agreed to a deal last week, subject to a physical, which at times with the Orioles can be subject to a lengthy review process.

Cabrera can earn $600,000 in performance bonuses under the agreement announced Wednesday: $75,000 for 250 plate appearances and each additional 50 through 400 and then each additional 25 through 500.

He was an All-Star in 2013 when he played for the San Diego Padres. He was suspended for 50 games in August 2013 following Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic, and he admitted he took a banned substance.

Cabrera led the NL with 44 steals in 2012. The 28-year-old switch-hitter could compete for a utility job with Ryan Flaherty and non-roster infielder Jayson Nix.

To make room for Cabrera on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment.


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