>>Angels' Hamilton Faces Discipline From MLB
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced that former American League MVP Josh Hamilton met with Major League Baseball officials on Wednesday over a disciplinary issue.
The team declined to give any details of the meeting, which took place in New York and was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Hamilton, who has been spending the offseason in Houston recovering from surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, undergoes regular drug testing as a condition of his reinstatement into baseball in 2005. The veteran outfielder was suspended for three seasons between 2003-05 for well-documented substance-abuse issues.
>>O's Sign INF Cabrera
The Baltimore Orioles signed infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Cabrera, 28, joins the Orioles after spending the previous six seasons with the San Diego Padres. He batted. 232 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games last year.
The switch-hitter was batting a career-best .283 in 2013 when his season ended because of a suspension. He was banned 50 games for using performance- enhancing drugs in connection with the Biogenesis scandal.
In 481 career games, Cabrera has hit .248 with 12 homers, 128 RBI and 136 stolen bases.
To make room for Cabrera on the 40-man roster, outfielder Alex Hassan has been designated for assignment.