Cabrera, 27, enters his 8th season, the first five of which were spent with the New York Yankees. He was traded to the Braves in December 2009, and signed by the Kansas City Royals for the 2011 season. That turned out to be a surprisingly good signing for both the Royals and Cabrera as he had his best year of his career hitting in Kauffman, hitting .305 / .339 / .470, bringing his career averages up to .275 / .331 / .398.
The Giants also need to sign Tim Lincecum to avoid arbitration, a potential 1-year contract that could break records and be north of $20 million. Other Giants arbitration-eligible players include: Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo, Pablo Sandoval, and Nate Schierholtz.
- Twitter / @Enrique_Rojas1 - "Melky Cabrera and #Giants avoid arbitration signing pact for 1 year and $6 million."
San Francisco Giants, Angel Pagan Avoid Arbiration - MLB Daily Dish
"According to a report from the Associated Press (via ESPN), the San Francisco Giants and outfielder Angel Pagan have successfully come to an agreement on a one-year deal for 2012, therefore avoiding salary arbitration. The 30-year-old will earn $4.85 million guaranteed in 2012."