Everth Cabrera may soon be humming the Hairspray tune “Good Morning Baltimore.”
The Baltimore Orioles have signed the 28-year-old Nicaraguan professional baseball infielder, a former Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star, to a one-year contract.
Baltimore negotiated a $2.4 million, one-year contract with $600,000 in incentives for Cabrera, who was suspended for 50 games in 2013 after Major League Baseball’s investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic.
Cabrera was an All-Star in 2013 when he played for the San Diego Padres. He led the National League with 44 steals in 2012.
The switch-hitter could compete for a utility job with Ryan Flaherty and non-roster infielder Jayson Nix.
To make room for Cabrera on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment.