08/18/11 8:40 PM ET
Moore: No contract talks ongoing with Melky
By Adam Holt / MLB.com
Both Cabrera and Francoeur signed one-year deals as free agents prior to the season. Cabrera is making just $1.25 million this season, but he has had a career year in Kansas City.
"[He's] another player who's just very young, he's having a breakout year offensively," Moore said. "He does a lot of things that help you win baseball games. He brings an attitude and a swagger to him that I think is important."
The 27-year-old entered Thursday leading the Royals with a .310 batting average, 16 home runs and 73 RBIs. The 73 RBIs ties his previous single-season best, and the most home runs he had hit in any other season was 13, in 2009 with the Yankees.
Cabrera entered the Royals' series with the Red Sox on a 10-game hitting streak. He's second in the Majors to Boston's Adrian Gonzalez with 51 multihit games and has hit .386 since July 2.
Cabrera also has 10 outfield assists, tied for sixth in the Majors. Kansas City leads the big leagues with 40 outfield assists this season.
Cabrera doesn't have enough service time to become a free agent this offseason.
For now, Moore had nothing to say about potentially signing Cabrera.
"What I would say to that is it probably wouldn't be real appropriate for me to discuss that," Moore said. "That's a fair question, it's a question that should be asked. But right now, I'd just as soon not go down that road right now.
"I would say that the majority of our discussion with players will from this day forward, as it pertains to this team in 2011, will be pointed for the offseason."
Treanor notches two RBIs in first rehab game
KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Matt Treanor went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored in his first game of a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday night.
"Good, everything came back good," manager Ned Yost said. "He felt good, he was 1-for-2, caught good. I think he caught five innings and he'll take the day off."
Treanor had a flyout and a two-run single in the third as Northwest Arkansas won, 14-2. He was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning and then taken out of the game after the frame ended.
Yost said Treanor was fine after being hit by the pitch.
The veteran is back to playing after being out since July 30 with a concussion. He was initially placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list and then transferred to the 15-day DL on Sunday.
Adam Holt is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.