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Royals getting in on the winter fun
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.
The Kansas City Royals are nearing an agreement on a one-year major league contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera, a source told FOXSports.com early Thursday.
Cabrera was a regular outfielder for the world champion Yankees in 2009, but is coming off a down year with the Atlanta Braves.
He batted .255 with four home runs and 42 RBI in 147 games last season and went 0-for-8 in the first-round playoff loss to San Francisco.
The Royals’ outfield doesn’t have many established everyday players, so Cabrera, 26, should have the chance to win a starting job in spring training.