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Orlando Cabrera | Second Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (43) / 11/2/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 194
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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According to ESPN's Enrique Rojas, Orlando Cabrera has announced his retirement from baseball.
O-Cabs struggled to find suitors on the open market this winter after batting just .238/.267/.307 in 477 plate appearances last season between the Indians and Giants. The 37-year-old native of Colombia was a .272/.317/.390 lifetime hitter in over 1,900 major league games. He slugged 123 career home runs and tallied 2,055 career hits. Wed, Jan 18, 2012 07:10:00 PM

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Orlando Cabrera went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer as a Giant on Friday.

Cabrera was hitting just .213/.233/.238 in 122 at-bats for his new team. It seems doubtful that he'll find a starting job this winter, though he could continue his career as a utilityman if he so chooses.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 01:31:00 AM

Orlando Cabrera returned to action on Sunday, singling as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

Cabrera is pretty much what the Giants expected he would be when they acquired him before the deadline. The veteran is batting .232 through 69 at-bats for his new club.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 03:24:00 AM

Orlando Cabrera is out of Friday's lineup against the Astros with a strained groin.

Ok, it's just getting funny at this point. Miguel Tejada will start in his place at shortstop Friday night and bat sixth against left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 06:34:00 PM

Giants acquired INF Orlando Cabrera from the Indians for OF Thomas Neal.

Cabrera has not enjoyed his finest offensive season and has lost a step or two defensively, but the Giants were low on quality middle infield depth and GM Brian Sabean loves his veterans. "O-Cabs" is expected to draw regular starts at shortstop and could also play a bit of second base.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 11:06:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, the Giants have acquired Orlando Cabrera from the Indians.

Cabrera, 36, has hit just .244/.277/.321 in 91 games this season for Cleveland, but he's still fairly steady defensively and will give depth to the Giants' middle infield, which may be without Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) for the rest of the year. No word yet on what the Indians will be getting in return.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 10:53:00 PM

Orlando Cabrera went 4-for-6 with a double and an RBI as the Indians topped the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Cabrera has started two games in a row after hitting a go-ahead homer off the bench in the ninth inning Monday, and he's come through both games. In Tuesday's loss, he doubled, walked and stole a base. If Cabrera is back as the Indians' second baseman, it's bad news for those who picked up Cord Phelps.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 06:57:00 PM

Orlando Cabrera hit a go-ahead homer off J.J. Putz in the top of the ninth to help the Indians beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday.

Cabrera started all three games in San Francisco over the weekend, going 2-for-10 as the Indians were swept. He came off the bench to deliver the big blow in this one. Given his poor performance, it might be for the best if he keeps coming off the bench going forward.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 01:25:00 AM

Orlando Cabrera started at third base Wednesday for the second time in three days.

"I don't even know how I feel about playing third," said Cabrera, who had never played third prior to Monday's game. "I'm not sure how I can put it in words. I did feel a little uncomfortable, of course, because it's a new position." Jack Hannahan is batting just .184 since the start of May, so Indians manager Manny Acta is trying to keep both Cabrera and Cord Phelps in the starting lineup.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 09:18:00 AM

Orlando Cabrera will make his first career start at third base on Monday night against the Rockies.

It's also his first-ever appearance at the position. Cord Phelps is playing second base with Asdrubal Cabrera manning shortstop. O-Cabs is batting just .248/.270/.326 this season but has 32 RBI in 63 games.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 02:54:00 PM

Orlando Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI in Cleveland's 6-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday evening.

Both the multi-hit and multi-RBI efforts were Cabrera's first of the month. Now splitting time with Cord Phelps at second base while Jason Kipnis continues to produce in the minor leagues, Cabrera may not be long for AL-only league value.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 11:06:00 PM

Orlando Cabrera was ejected from Friday's game in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

In an 11-3 game? Really? It's safe to say Cabrera was a little frustrated going into this one. He's in danger of losing a lot of playing time with Cord Phelps up, and tonight's 0-for-4 won't help.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 10:17:00 PM

Orlando Cabrera is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matinee against the Red Sox.

Cabrera was OK after being hit in the helmet by a breaking ball thrown by Josh Beckett on Tuesday night, so we're assuming he's just getting the day off. Adam Everett will make the start at second base Wednesday and bat ninth against left-hander Jon Lester.
Wed, May 25, 2011 10:02:00 AM

Orlando Cabrera hit a walkoff RBI single in the 13th inning Saturday as the Indians grabbed a 3-2 win over Detroit.

Cabrera finished the game 3-for-6 and also played a role in turning two double plays. The Indians' starting second baseman is now batting .283/.308/.374 with two home runs and 16 RBI through 25 games this season.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 10:29:00 PM

Orlando Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Cleveland's loss to the Twins on Sunday.

The two-hit day was Cabrera's first in six games, though he has now hit safely in six of his past seven starts. Cabrera still isn't likely to be a long-term option in mixed leagues this season, but it's clear there's still at least a little bit left in his 36-year-old bat.
Sun, Apr 24, 2011 05:15:00 PM

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