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Royals sign Melky Cabrera

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Melky Cabrera has reached a preliminary agreement on a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals.trans Royals sign Melky Cabrera

The deal, which includes performance bonuses, is subject to Cabrera passing a physical. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not final.

Cabrera was obtained by the Atlanta Braves a year ago as part of a five-player trade that sent right-hander Javier Vazquez to the New York Yankees. The 26-year-old Cabrera hit .255 with four homers and 42 RBIs and started in 115 games during the regular season, then went 0-for-8 against San Francisco in the NL playoffs.

Cabrera made $3.1 million and was eligible for salary arbitration before Atlanta released him in October.

Copyright 2010 Associated Press

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