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Giants vice president and assistant GM Bobby Evans appeared on KNBR 680 on Thursday morning, addressing the team's reported interest in former Giant Melky Cabrera.
The Giants have not yet made the 10-year veteran an offer, but it's clear the conversation is underway.
Here is a collection of his comments:
Absolutely, (the Giants are interested in bringing back Melky Cabrera). I think the discussions have advanced maybe with other clubs more than they have with us, but we're staying engaged.
There's certainly ... It's not lost on us what happened two years or two and a half years ago, but at the same time, we've got to get the best club we can, and I think there's a lot that's happened in the last two years about melky being straight with what happened. He certainly came forward with Major League Baseball and that's only added to his decision to be more credible on his reports of what happened.
Ultimately his market and his fit with our club is still to be determined, but we have to consider all options.
Left field is not our priority. It certainly is a need of ours -- to deepen our lineup and strengthen our lineup -- that's one of the reasons he's been discussed. But how it plays out, it's way too early to say because there are other needs we have.
We're early in our discussions with him.
The reports on five years is one I've read as well, but that was not articulated by his representative.
Cabrera, 30, hit .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games with the Blue Jays last year.