The Chicago White Sox are continuing the Windy City arms race.
The White Sox reportedly signed free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year contract Saturday night, according 670 WSCR-AM in Chicago. The deal could be worth as much as $45 million, according to WSCR’s Bruce Levine, who was the first to report the news.
The team nor Cabrera’s agent confirmed the report to Levine, but Cabrera did retweet a tweet from White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton welcoming Cabrera to the South Side.
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Chicago has been the center of the baseball universe this offseason, as the White Sox continue to make moves. The Sox already added starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija in a trade with Oakland and signed free-agent closer David Robertson.
The addition of Cabrera should give the White Sox — who finished 13th last season in Major League Baseball in runs scored — some valuable offensive depth. Cabrera played in 139 games last season for the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs.