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Everth Cabrera will have to earn Opening Day roster spot, Buck Showalter says
Everth Cabrera will have to earn Opening Day roster spot, Buck Showalter says

The Orioles’ pending deal with infielder Everth Cabrera is expected to be finalized Wednesday as the team officially kicks off spring training with its first full-squad workout of the season. But when Cabrera arrives, he will do so with few guarantees. Once the deal becomes official, Cabrera will make $2.4 million in base salary and could add an additional $600,000 in incentives. But Orioles manager Buck Showalter was firm in saying Tuesday that the investment doesn’t guarantee Cabrera a major league roster spot on Opening Day. Because Cabrera, 28, still has a minor league option, the former San Diego Padres shortstop could open the season at Triple-A Norfolk if he...

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