Newly acquired Everth Cabrera had his finest game of the spring with a solo homer and a triple. The former Padre drove in two runs and also stole a base as the O's tied Pittsburgh in 10 innings.
Fantasy Impact: The newest Oriole addition flew under the radar but has an excellent opportunity for significant playing time in April with the absence of JJ Hardy. Cabrera is an All-Star caliber player with exceptional speed, 99 steals since 2012, and occasional pop in his bat, six out of his 15 hits this spring are for extra bases. For now, stay away from Cabrera unless you're in an early pinch with middle infielders. His situation could change if the Hardy injury gets worse or his rehab is delayed.
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The Orioles sign Everth Cabrera to a one-year, $2.4 million dollar deal, (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Although it is unlikely for Cabrera to take over a starting position, look to him to be a solid utility player along with Ryan Flaherty and pinch runner for the Orioles.
Wed, Feb 18th 10:42am EST
By Christian Bond
According to Eduardo A. Encina, the Orioles are close to a one-year deal with IF Everth Cabrera worth about $2.4 million. (Source: Eduardo A. Encina on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Cabrera will compete with Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty for the 2B and backup infielder jobs. Cabrera, an All-Star in 2013, provides solid value on the base paths, amassing 99 SB over the past three seasons and could be a nice sleeper candidate if he wins a starting spot in Spring Training.