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Report: Orioles free-agent target Melky Cabrera agrees to deal with White Sox

Former Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera reportedly is headed to Chicago to join the White Sox on a three-year deal.
Former Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera reportedly is headed to Chicago to join the White Sox on a three-year deal. (Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports)

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a three-year deal with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, pending a physical, according to Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com in Chicago.

Cabrera was on the Orioles' radar, but the club was reportedly more interested in a two-year deal, though three was a possibility.

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The Orioles are looking to fill at least one outfield hole with the departures of Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz.

Cabrera, 30, seemed like a potential fit. The switch-hitter can play left field or right field and hit toward the top of the order. He batted .301 with a .351 on-base percentage in 139 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last year.

Cabrera was suspended in 2012 for testing positive for testosterone while with the San Francisco Giants.

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