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Giants sign Everth Cabrera to minor league deal

The former Padres and Orioles infielder has recently agreed to a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants,.

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According to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the San Francisco Giants have signed infielder Everth Cabrera.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">everth cabrera agrees to minor-league deal with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SFGiants?src=hash">#SFGiants</a></p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/621791754270953473">July 16, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Cabrera has had one above average season in his major league career, but that was unfortunately sullied once he was suspended for 50 games after his connection in the Biogenesis scandal was revealed. He's played in 29 games this season with the Baltimore Orioles, and in 105 plate appearances, Cabrera posted a slash line of .208/.250/.229 with a wRC+ of 30, and an fWAR of -0.2.

The Giants infield is one of the strongest in baseball, and Cabrera will serve as organizational depth for their group of Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford, and Matt Duffy. The Giants' current backups for those three players are Joaquin Arias, and Ehire Adrianza, but both have significantly underperformed; and adding Cabrera to the mix is a no risk move.