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Cabrera signs with Oakland

I sure hope this Skip Schumaker thing works out. Because the Cardinals seem to be pretty committed to to making the somewhat radical idea of moving him to second base work out.

Orlando Cabrera, the last viable alternative to playing the career outfielder -- or else using a career backup at second base -- has signed with Oakland.

It's amazing that Cabrera, who many think has better range at this point of his career, got a ninth of what former Cardinals shortstop Edgar Renteria got to sign in Oakland: About $4 million for a single season.

Cabrera reportedly told the Cardinals and other potential suitors that he would move to second base if they had a need there instead of at his natural position.