Found October 27, 2011 on PRO Rumors:
Even though Royals GM, Dayton Moore is happy with how Melky Cabrera bounced back and had a productive season, Dick Kaegel of says that Moore doesn't see a long-term for the switch hitting outfielder at the moment. “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.” The Royals signed him as a free agent after he was released by the Braves in October 2010 after a disappointing 2010 with the team. Cabrera is still under team control through 2012, and as Moore suggests he will probably want to test free agency, and that would give him motivation for another big season. Kaegel adds that given the fact that he could leave after the 2012 season makes him a trading chip for the Royals who could trade him during the season to get something for him instead of losing him to free agency. Cabrera hit .305/.339/.470 with 18 HR's and 87 RBI's in 658 AB's for the Royals in 2011. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License.

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