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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has designated infielder Lance Zawadzki for assignment. The move comes as the Royals signing of outfielder Melky Cabrera was officially confirmed by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. Cabrera will wear uniform number 53 with Kansas City. The roster currently stands at 40.
Zawadzki, 25, was claimed by the Royals on outright waivers from the San Diego Padres on November 5.
The Royals today agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera pending a physical exam. Consistent with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 26-year-old switch-hitting Cabrera played the 2010 season with the Atlanta Braves after spending eight professional seasons in the New York Yankees organization. He batted .255 in 147 games for the Braves last season, recording 27 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 42 RBI and 50 runs scored. The 6-foot, 200-pounder is a career .267 hitter with 117 doubles, 15 triples, 40 home runs and 270 RBI in 716 games in the Majors since breaking in with the Yankees in 2005. Cabrera has appeared at all three outfield positions in his career, spending a majority of his time in center.
Signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2001, the resident of Bajos De Haina, Dominican Republic was acquired by Atlanta on December 22, 2009 in a five-player trade that sent pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan to New York.