Orlando Cabrera Signs With Reds


Orlando Cabrera Signs With Reds In his brief stint with the Red Sox, Orlando Cabrera seamlessly replaced a legend, shored up the team's defense and helped break an 86-year-old curse. Nobody really knew why the team let him walk at the end of the 2004 season, choosing instead to sign Edgar Renteria, but just like that, Cabrera was gone as quickly as he came.

Since then, he's been unable to find a home for an extended period of time. He does know where he'll be next year at least, as the 35-year-old agreed to a one-year deal with the Reds with an option for 2011. The deal will pay Cabrera $3 million in 2010, according to MLB.com, with a $1 million buyout for 2011.

Cabrera has played in the majors for 13 seasons, making his debut with Montreal in 1997. He spent seven-plus seasons there, winning a Gold Glove in 2001, before being traded to the Red Sox as part of the Nomar Garciaparra trade.

Since leaving Boston, he's played for the Angels (2005-07) and White Sox (2008) before splitting time last season in Oakland and Minnesota.

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