Braves, Cabrera agree to 1-year deal

Updated: January 14, 2010, 7:05 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

Atlanta Braves outfielder Melky Cabrera avoided salary arbitration and accepted a one-year offer worth $3.1 million from the club.

Cabrera, 25, was acquired last month by the Braves from the Yankees in a deal that sent right-handed pitcher Javier Vazquez to New York. The Dominican-born outfielder hit .274 with 13 home runs and 68 RBIs as the Yankees' everyday center fielder last season.

Cabrera, who has a .269 career average in his five years in the majors, earned $1.4 million last ...

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