Despite pounding out over 200 hits for the Kansas City Royals this season, Melky Cabrera shouldn't expect to receive a call from Royals GM Dayton Moore with a long term contract offer coming his way. Instead the Moore would like to bring Cabrera back with something more like a one-year deal.
"We'll probably go a year at a time at this point, but he was a terrific player for us and we're very proud of what he accomplished and we'd be very open to Melky being here long term," Moore said. "But I don't see anything right now. I think he's at a point in his career where he wants to look at things. He's just a year away from free agency."
Cabrera posted a career year topping previous career highs with a .305 average to go along with 18 homers and 87 RBI's. The 27 year old outfielder also posted career marks in doubles (44) and stolen bases (20). Still the Royals may want to think hard before offering a multi year deal considering that Cabrera's lifetime average is .275 and he had never hit about .280 in any other season during his career.
Without a long-term deal, Cabrera will be eligible for arbitration where he will receive a big raise over the $1.25 million he received in 2011.
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