Closings & Delays

Pirates sign Melky Cabrera to minor league deal

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 6: Melky Cabrera #53 of the Cleveland Indians bats in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 6, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH– The Pirates have added another veteran option for the team’s outfield.

The team has signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal.

Cabrera, 34, spent the 2018 season in a reserve role with the Cleveland Indians.

He hit .280 with 6 HR’s and 39 RBI’s over 78 games.

Cabrera will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the Pirates out of Spring Training.

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