MLB Wrap-Up: Jays secure CabreraUNDATED (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays are making more headlines. Just days after pulling off a blockbuster trade with Miami, the Jays have reportedly come to terms on a deal with All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera.
A person familiar with the negotiations said the free agent outfielder and the Blue Jays have reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $16 million. The deal is pending a physical, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
Cabrera sat out much of last season because of a drug suspension.
In other big-league news:
- The Detroit Tigers have finalized their $26 million, two-year deal with free agent outfielder Torii Hunter. He hit a career-best .313 last season for the Los Angeles Angels with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs. Acquiring a corner outfielder was a major offseason priority for Detroit, and Hunter won nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-09 before gradually switching from center field to right.
- The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with Gerald Laird. The 33-year-old catcher has appeared in the last two World Series. He played for the Detroit Tigers this past season, hitting .282 with two homers and 11 RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. He'll be the backup for Brian McCann following the departure of David Ross, who signed with the Boston Red Sox.
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