The Toronto Blue Jays have opened up their wallets again. On Friday they signed outfielder Melky Cabrera from the San Francisco Giants to a two year deal worth $16 million.
Cabrera was the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game last season. He led the senior circuit with a .346 batting average before he was suspended 50 games for steroid use.
With the signing it appears Cabrera will go to designated hitter. The signing is just the latest example that the Blue Jays mean business this season.
In other Blue Jays news, they are still waiting to hear from the MLB front office for approval of their blockbuster deal with the Miami Marlins. If the deal is disapproved for any reason, don’t be surprised if television ratings plummet next season and attendance drops dramatically at the Rogers Centre.
The Detroit Tigers have also signed Torii Hunter away from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hunter is a nine time gold glove award winner who set a career high in batting average last year at .313.