Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera denied reports that he prefers to not re-sign with the Toronto Blue Jays because of the artificial turf at the Rogers Centre. Cabrera, 30, said he has no problems with the field in Toronto.
Cabrera, 30, said he has no problems with the field in Toronto after ESPN's Buster Olney reported he wanted to leave because of it.
He played the last two seasons for the Blue Jays on a two-year, $16 million contract. In 2014, he batted .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games.
After winning the All-Star Game MVP award in 2012, Cabrera was suspended for 50 games after he tested positive for testosterone as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
Earlier this month, the Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million contract as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since winning the World Series in 1993.
The Blue Jays finished in third place in the AL East last season at 83-79.
- Paul Palladino