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Reds Sign Cabrera

Posted on: January 31, 2010

Orlando Cabrera was traded to the Twins during the 2009 season.

The Cincinnati Reds have signed veteran shortstop Orlando Cabrera to a one-year contract worth $3 million. The deal also includes a $3 million option and a $1 million buyout for the 2011 season. Cabrera, a 12-year veteran,  is a career .275 hitter who has played for the Expos, Red Sox, Angels, White Sox, Athletics, Twins, and now the Reds. For the Twins last year, he led all MLB shortstops in errors with 25. However, he did have a good offensive season, hitting .284 and leading all American League shortstops in RBIs with 77. He also had 186 hits, good for fourth among all MLB shortstops. He won a World Series championship in 2004 for the Red Sox after being traded from the Expos. Cabrera is known as a line-drive hitter who can stretch singles into doubles and doubles into triples with his outstanding hustle. Cabrera also is known as a team-leader who creates a good team-atmoshere for whoever he plays for. He has 1818 career hits.

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3 Responses to "Reds Sign Cabrera"

This is a great pick up for the Reds — simply because they needed more offense at shortstop than what Paul Janish can offer. While Janish is very good defensively, there was no way the Reds could depend on him full time at shortstop and still be competitive in the NL Central with his minimal offense. So, overall, excellent move for Cincy.

matt, same things w/ this one. 150?

Sorry about that, I just fixed both articles.

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