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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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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays plan to make a qualifying offer to impending free agent Melky Cabrera.
A qualifying offer is expected to be somewhere in the range of $15-16 million. According to Heyman, the Blue Jays are hopeful that it will lead to another multi-year agreement. Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI prior to undergoing season-ending surgery earlier this month to repair a broken right pinkie finger. Sep 16 - 2:01 PM

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Blue Jays placed OF Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 6, with a broken right pinkie finger.

Cabrera underwent season-ending surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his finger. The 30-year-old finished the year with a .301/.351/.458 batting line to go along with 16 home runs and 73 RBI and should do well in free agency.
Sep 9 - 8:38 AM

Melky Cabrera underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his right pinkie finger.

Cabrera suffered the season-ending injury on a head-first slide back into first base Friday night following a snap throw from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. Cabrera finished 2014 with an impressive .301/.351/.458 batting line, 16 home runs, and 73 RBI. The 30-year-old will be a free agent this winter.
Sep 8 - 2:24 PM

Melky Cabrera sustained a broken right pinky finger on Friday and is set to undergo season-ending surgery next week.

He suffered the injury while sliding head-first back into first base on a snap throw from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez in the third inning of Friday's contest. Cabrera finishes a tremendous 2014 campaign slashing .301/.351/.458 with 16 homers and 73 RBI. He is set to earn a very lucrative deal on the free agent market this winter.
Sep 6 - 12:07 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman