By Bruce Levine-
(CBS) The White Sox continued their flurry of offseason moves by signing outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal late Saturday night, pending a physical, a source told 670thescore.com.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA Concerns
The contract was worth in the vicinity of $45 million, according to a source. Neither Cabrera’s agent nor Chicago had responded to inquiries about the deal as of Saturday evening.
The 30-year-old Cabrera is a .286 lifetime hitter and had another solid season in 2014, when he batted .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs. He also had a .351 on-base percentage.READ MORE: Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge Phase
Cabreara will give the White Sox a solid one-two on-base punch with Adam Eaton leading off and Cabrera batting second in the totally revamped White Sox lineup for 2015.
The White Sox have taken on close to $145 million in contract obligations in the last five weeks, adding seven new players. The team now has last year’s left fielder, Dayan Viciedo, available in a trade or to use as part of a designated hitter platoon with Adam LaRoche.MORE NEWS: Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes
The Seattle Mariners — who were said to be close to signing Cabrera — have expressed interest in Viciedo over the past two seasons.