SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Admitting he has interest in former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette says he is unsure whether a contract will be completed this week.
Baltimore negotiated a $2.4 million, one-year contract with the 29-year-old, who was suspended for 50 games in 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Amid Thunderstorm In Baltimore's Riverside Neighborhood
“His skill and ability is very good, and we think there may be a fit,” Duquette said Thursday as the Orioles’ spring training camp.
Cabrera was an All-Star in 2013 when he played for the San Diego Padres. He led the NL with 44 steals in 2012.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Fireworks Return To Baltimore's Inner Harbor
The switch-hitter could compete for a utility job with Ryan Flaherty and non-roster infielder Jayson Nix.
Cabrera won’t be competing with Paul Janish. Duquette said Janish had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow this week.MORE NEWS: Maryland Comptroller Franchot Tests Positive For COVID-19
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