BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After a week of waiting the Baltimore Orioles have officially announced the signing of infielder Everth Cabrera to a one year contract.
The shortstop spent his last six seasons with the San Diego Padres making the NL All Star team in 2013.READ MORE: Baltimore Ravens Shore Up Secondary By Signing CB Kyle Fuller
In 481 career games, he has hit .248/.319/.333 with 12 home runs, 128 RBI, and 136 stolen bases.READ MORE: Franchot Calls For Special Session To Halt Maryland Gas Tax Hike, Implement 4-Month Gas Tax Holiday
In 2013, he set career-highs in batting average (.283), hits (108), and home runs (four), while tying his career-high in RBI (31) before having his season cut short due to a 50-game suspension.
Cabrera could start the season at Triple-A Norfolk depending on his spring performance, but it’s expected he will compete with Jonathan Schoop for playing time at 2nd base as well as back-up J.J. Hardy at shortstop & compete with Ryan Flaherty as the Orioles utility man.MORE NEWS: NOAA Predicts 14-21 Named Storms For Atlantic Hurricane Season
To make room for Cabrera on the 40-man roster, OF Alex Hassan has been designated for assignment.