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Melky Cabrera turned down a four-year offer to join the White Sox

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The White Sox interrupted everyone’s Saturday night with a late signing of outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year, $42 million deal. It was shocking as the White Sox hadn’t been considered front runners for Cabrera’s services, but it continued what has been a rather busy off-season on the South Side.

Also surprising: Cabrera was offered a four-year deal from an unknown team, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He turned it down to take the three-year deal from the White Sox. Could it have been the Mariners, who reportedly offered Cabrera a three-year contract on Friday? The Orioles, Mariners, and Giants were other teams hot on the Cabrera case.

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