BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates added a veteran outfielder for their Opening Day roster contest, agreeing on Sunday to sign free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to big League Spring Training.

The Pirates never have officially announced Cabrera’s bargain, which was first reported from The Athletic and confirmed by means of a source to MLB.com. Cabrera will bring in $1.15 million if he gets the Pirates’ roster, based on ESPN’s Jeff Passan, along with also his deal includes up to $850,000 in incentives.

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates added a veteran outfielder for their Opening Day roster contest, agreeing on Sunday to sign free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to big League Spring Training.

The Pirates never have officially announced Cabrera’s bargain, which was first reported from The Athletic and confirmed by means of a source to MLB.com. Cabrera will bring in $1.15 million if he gets the Pirates’ roster, based on ESPN’s Jeff Passan, along with also his deal includes up to $850,000 in incentives.

Cabrera, 3 4, hit .280/.335/.420 using six home runs in 78 games for the Indians last season.

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The Pirates may possibly have room for an extra outfielder, too. Corey Dickerson will be set to reunite in left field, also Starling Marte will undoubtedly be in center. However, Cabrera could platoon with Chisenhall or back up him.

The Bucs also attracted in the versatile Nick Franklin along with outfielders Patrick Kivlehan along with JB Shuck on Minor League deals this offseason.

Cabrera’s defense has diminished, but he is still a capable hitter entering what he hopes will be his 15 th Major League season. During the last few decades, Cabrera has slashed .289/.334/.435 using a 108 OPS+ along with 37 homers in 385 games. For the Pirates, it’s a low-risk move to bolster guard and their thickness against another injury for Chisenhall or 2 scenarios in the outfield: a setback for Polanco.

Cabrera debuted in 2005 as a 20-year-old using all the Yankees prior to going on to perform for the Braves, Royals, Giants, Blue Jays, Indians and White Sox. After testing positive for a performance-enhancing 15, he had been suspended.