MLB Rumors: Melky Cabrera wants a $50-million deal

Melky Cabrera had a fantastic 2014 season and the outfielder’s agent is reportedly seeking a $50-million contract this offseason, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.

Just a few days back, the 30-year-old outfielder turned down a $15.3-million qualifying offer from the Toronto Blue Jays. According to reports, he told people that he received a three-year, $39-million offer from the club.

“We want him back, we believe he wants to be back, but he’s not signed,” general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. “If both sides want an agreement, and he’s not signed yet, I think we can come to the conclusion that we can’t agree on the financial structure.”

Cabrera hit .301/.351/.458 along with 16 home runs over 139 games with the Blue Jays in the 2014 season.

If Cabrera signs with any team other than Toronto, the Blue Jays would receive draft-pick compensation.

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