Pirates Sign Daniel Cabrera

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Daniel Cabrera to a minor league deal, according to Mario Rojas of CandelaDeportiva (h/t MLBTR). Cabrera has a career 5.10 ERA in the majors in 892.1 innings, along with a 6.8 K/9 and a 5.2 BB/9 ratio. Most of his time in the majors has been as a starter, spending most of his career with Baltimore. The last time he pitched in the majors was in 2009 with Arizona.

The 6′ 7″, 220 pound right hander hasn’t pitched in the minors since 2010, when he was with the Angels’ farm system. He’s always had a live arm, but has dealt with some serious control issues throughout his career. I’d expect him to work out of the AAA bullpen, but the odds of him reaching the majors this year seem slim. He turns 31 in May.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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