February 11th

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Photo Credit – Minor League Ball

On a slow Sunday news day… there was only a few things to report…

MAJOR NEWS:

Melky Cabrera

The Pirates and outfielder Melky Cabrera have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Ken Rosenthal and Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic report. Cabrera will earn a guaranteed $1.15MM if he makes the Pirates’ roster and could make $850K in performance bonuses, Jeff Passan of ESPN tweets. The 34-year-old Cabrera will have an opportunity to earn a role on a team that will open the season without one of its starting outfielders, Gregory Polanco, who likely won’t return until at least mid-April after undergoing shoulder surgery in September. – MLBTR

NEWEST RUMORS

Bryce Harper

The Giants plan on making Harper a short-term, big-money offer, but they’re uninterested in giving him a long-term contract along the lines of the 10-year, $300MM proposal he rejected from the Nationals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. – MLBTR

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