The Cleveland Indians today signed free agent infielder Orlando Cabrera to a one-year Major League contract for the 2011 season. Cabrera will add depth to the Indians infield group and if all goes according to plan he could be the Tribe’s everyday 2nd baseman.
The 36-year-old Cabrera is a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who owns a career .274 batting average with 118 home runs and 803 RBIs in 1855 games. He spent the 2010 season with the Cincinnati Reds, leading the club with 119 starts at shortstop.
Cabrera has been to the postseason in each of the last four seasons and in six of the last seven seasons beginning in 2004 with the World Champion Boston Red Sox. In all, he has appeared in 37 career postseason games with five different teams.