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Melky Cabrera, Takashi Saito released

Updated: October 19, 2010, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves released outfielder Melky Cabrera in a curious decision Tuesday and also let go of right-hander Takashi Saito.

The 26-year-old Cabrera hit .255 with four homers and 42 RBIs and started in 115 games during the regular season, then went 0 for 8 against San Francisco in the NL Division Series. He was acquired by Atlanta as part of a five-player trade that sent right-hander Javier Vazquez to the New York Yankees on Dec. 22.

Cabrera made $3.1 million ...

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