A person familiar with the deal said All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera is set to join the busy Toronto Blue Jays in his return from a drug suspension.
Cabrera and the Blue Jays have reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $16 million. The deal is pending a physical, the person told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
ESPN Deportes first reported the agreement Friday.
The 28-year-old Cabrera was leading the National League in hitting at .346 for the San Francisco Giants when he was suspended Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test. The Giants left Cabrera off their postseason roster but still captured the World Series title.