The Kansas City Royals today agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera pending a physical exam. Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 26-year-old switch-hitting Cabrera played the 2010 season with the Atlanta Braves after spending eight professional seasons in the New York Yankees organization. He batted .255 in 147 games for the Braves last season, recording 27 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 42 RBI and 50 runs scored. The 6-foot, 200-pounder is a career .267 hitter with 117 doubles, 15 triples, 40 home runs and 270 RBI in 716 games in the Majors.