VIDEO: Derek Jeter’s pregame speech to the AL All-Stars

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Here’s a cool inside look into the American League All-Star clubhouse, where Derek Jeter gave a short speech to his AL All-Star teammates Tuesday before his final Midsummer Classic …

Jeter singled and doubled in his two at-bats before exiting in the fourth inning to a rousing ovation.

Indians sign Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal

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The Indians have signed free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal. The pact is pending a physical.

Cabrera, 33, went unsigned this past offseason after putting up a season of .285/.324/.423 with 17 homers and 85 RBI with the White Sox and the Royals.

Cabrera will report to Columbus once he passes his physical and, according to Paul Hoynes, there are no guarantees being made to him that he’ll get playing time. That said, the Indians aren’t getting much outfield production from anyone besides Michael Brantley, and Cabrera’s status as a switch hitter would give Terry Francona some flexibility, so it would not be shocking to see him on the big club after some reps in the minors.