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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 208
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Melky Cabrera swatted his 15th home run of the season on Friday as the Blue Jays were blown out by the White Sox.
The veteran outfielder victimized Hector Noesi for a two-run shot in the second inning. It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, and he's now slashing .313/.368/.478 with 65 RBI on the season. He has positioned himself very well to earn a lucrative deal this offseason. Aug 15 - 11:57 PM

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Melky Cabrera is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

Cabrera left Thursday's game after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch, but X-rays came back clean and he wound up not missing any games. The outfielder sports a nifty .315/.367/.480 batting line with 14 homers and 59 RBI this season.
Aug 8 - 3:36 PM

X-rays on Melky Cabrera right elbow came back negative.

Cabrera had to exit Thursday's game versus the Orioles after being hit on the elbow, but it appears that he'll be fine. The outfielder is listed as day-to-day.
Aug 7 - 8:26 PM

Melky Cabrera left Thursday's game versus the Orioles after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch.

Miguel Gonzalez plunked Cabrera in the first inning, and while he initially stayed in the game he eventually left in the third. The Blue Jays should provide more clarity on the outfielder's status later Thursday.
Aug 7 - 8:15 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice as the Blue Jays enjoyed a 5-1 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Cabrera served as the table-setter for Jose Bautista, scoring on the slugger's homer in the second and on his double in the sixth. His stats are impressive -- he's slashing .315/.365/.480 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI, five stolen bases, and 72 runs scored.
Aug 6 - 10:07 PM

Melky Cabrera launched a pair of homers and drove in five runs as the Blue Jays smoked the Red Sox 14-1 on Monday.

Cabrera had a two-run homer off Clay Buchholz in the first and a three-run shot of Felix Doubront in the sixth for his third career two-homer game and fifth career five-RBI game. His last time accomplishing both feats was July 3, 2011, when he still played for the Royals.
Jul 28 - 11:16 PM

Melky Cabrera doubled three times and walked Thursday against the Red Sox.

It's the first time in his career that he's had three doubles in a game. Cabrera regressed in May and June after his big April, but he's batting .365 in July.
Jul 24 - 3:51 PM

Melky Cabrera finished with a trio of hits and a pair of runs batted in over five at-bats as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Cabrera has notched three three-hit games out of his last four contests. He knocked in the game's first run with a single in the third, and added some insurance with an RBI single in the seventh to make it 5-0. The outfielder is having a nice season, slashing .309/.355/.467 with 12 home runs, 50 RBI, and five stolen bases.
Jul 22 - 10:22 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored Saturday against the Rangers.

Cabrera is now batting .327 (18-for-55) this month, though only three of his hits have been for extra bases. He hasn't homered since June 19.
Jul 19 - 5:16 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-5 and committed a game-ending error in left field Friday against the A's.

Derek Norris probably would have stopped at third had Cabrera picked up Nick Punto's double to left in the 12th, but the ball got by Melky, allowing the winning run to score. While Cabrera got off to a terrific start in April, he's been little more than an average regular the last couple of months, and it's only because he continues to bat second in the Toronto lineup that he's remained a top-30 fantasy outfielder. Fortunately, it doesn't look like he'll be dropped anytime soon.
Jul 4 - 8:22 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Cabrera's third-inning home run off of David Phelps brought the Jays to within one run at 3-2, but it wasn't enough. Cabrera has been slumping at the plate, as he entered the game with a .565 OPS in 12 games dating back to June 6. Overall, he still has great numbers, slashing .298/.340/.472 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI.
Jun 19 - 10:59 PM

Melky Cabrera was the lone bright spot for the Blue Jays offense on Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a double as they were shutout by Shelby Miller and the Cardinals.

Cabrera collected two of the team's three total hits on the afternoon. He has been an incredibly valuable part of the Jays lineup this season, slashing .308/.348/.494 with 10 homers and 33 RBI.
Jun 7 - 3:51 PM

Melky Cabrera launched a solo home run in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie reached 10 home runs earlier in the game and Cabrera joined him with his blast in the top of the ninth inning. The Blue Jays now have five players with double-digit home runs, which is (not surprisingly) more than any other team in MLB.
Jun 5 - 4:18 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI single, a solo home run, and scored three times in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

Cabrera had been slumping over the last week and broke out in a big way. His first-inning homer gave the Jays an early 1-0 lead and his eighth inning RBI single sparked a three-run frame to give the club plenty of breathing room. The outfielder, now healthy, has been having a fantastic season, slashing .309/.351/.490 with 40 runs scored and 32 RBI hitting in front of the Jays' potent middle of the lineup.
Jun 4 - 10:48 PM

Melky Cabrera had a rough night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout.

Even with the off night, Cabrera has been terrific at the plate thus far, slashing .310/.352/.487 with eight homers, 29 RBI and four stolen bases in his first 55 games.
May 30 - 11:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Brandon Morrow