Cabrera stays in Japan league, joins Orix for $2.2 million

Updated: January 9, 2008, 12:27 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Alex Cabrera, whose name appeared in the Mitchell report issued last month, agreed to a $2.2 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League.

The deal is expected to be finalized in the next few days, and comes with the condition that Cabrera pass a doping test when he arrives in Japan in February.

American Terry Collins manages the Buffaloes.

Cabrera, who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000, denied using steroids ...

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