Outfielder

Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Buster Posey #28 after Cabrera hit a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of the Opening Day game at Chase Field on April 6, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Unlikely Success Of Melky Cabrera

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been the brightest star for the team’s sometimes struggling offense this season.

05/29/2012

Yoennis Cespedes #51 of Cuba runs to third base after hitting into the corner of the outfield againts Japan during the 2009 World Baseball Classic Round 2 Pool 1 Game 5 on March 18, 2009 at Petco Park in San Diego. (Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes Joins Athletics At Camp

After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland Athletics were eager to see Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes up close.

03/05/2012

Manny Ramirez. (Jed Jacobsohn, Getty Images)

A’s Still Pursuing Slugger Manny Ramirez

The Oakland Athletics still have strong interest in signing slugger Manny Ramirez, who presents a low-risk investment for the rebuilding franchise.

02/17/2012

Johnny Gomes seen with the Cincinnati Reds. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A’s Sign Petaluma Native Johnny Gomes

The A’s cleared room on the 40-man roster for Johnny Gomes on Thursday by designating infielder Adrian Cardenas for assignment.

01/26/2012

Melky Cabrera #53 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates his home run in the first inning with teammates during a game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Giants Avoid Arbitration With $6 Million Contract

A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that outfielder Melky Cabrera and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.

01/17/2012

Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Ryan Sweeney #15 after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning during an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 12, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Former A’s Outfielder Willingham Signing With Minnesota

Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.

12/15/2011

Melky Cabrera #53 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates his home run in the first inning with teammates during a game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Giants Deal Jonathan Sanchez To Royals For Melky Cabrera

The Kansas City Royals have traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and another minor league pitcher.

11/07/2011

Former Giants outfielder Randy Winn (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco Giant Randy Winn Retires

The 36-year-old Winn was granted his release by the Baltimore Orioles on Monday after signing a minor league deal with the club in early February.

CBS San Francisco–04/01/2011

Cody Ross of the Giants celebrates a home run

Ross Thrilled To Return To Giants After 2010 Run

Cody Ross scurries through the clubhouse with a purpose, even in the early hours of the morning when many of his teammates are still arriving or grabbing breakfast.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

Barry Bonds

Feds Drop 6 Charges In Bonds Perjury Case

In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors filed their third revised indictment against Barry Bonds, who is scheduled to stand trial March 21.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

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