San Francisco Giants sign outfielder Cabrera to contract

OK, we admit it. That was a cheap, deceiving headline.

No, no. The Giants did not sign All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera to a contract (although they should).

Instead, the Giants signed 16-year-old Dominican center fielder Gustavo Cabrera for $1.3 million, Baseball America reported.

Cabrera is the No. 1 rated international prospect according to and the No. 5 prospect according to Baseball America.

Ben Badler of Baseball America said the 6-foot, 190-pound Cabrera has the best tools in Latin America, according to several scouts. Other scouts have some doubts about his right-handed bat becoming MLB.ready.

The Giants also signed Natanael Javier, a 16-year-old third baseman, for $475,000. Javier rates No. 11 by


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