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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Sunday's win over the Mariners.
Cabrera led off the seventh inning with his ninth homer of the season, pushing his season RBI total to 62. The big four-hit game propelled his overall batting line to .279/.319/.399. Much of that comes on the strength of a hot July. Aug 30 - 6:19 PM

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Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Cabrera had a run-scoring single in the seventh inning and came around to score later in the inning. He's cooled off in recent days after running his average up to .287 in early August, but Cabrera is still enjoying a fine offensive season after a dreadful start. The 31-year-old is batting .271/.312/.384 with eight homers, 61 RBI and 57 runs scored on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:07 AM

Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Cabrera's RBI double in the fourth inning ended up being the difference in the game. He finished 1-for-3 in the game. The outfielder now has a modest six-game hitting streak, with five doubles in the six games. Cabrera is now hitting .285/.324/.405 with 58 RBI overall.
Aug 11 - 11:08 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

The Melk Man hit his RBI single off of Yankees starter Ivan Nova in the sixth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, the Bombers held a 9-0 lead at the time of Cabrera's base knock. Needless to say, the Yankees won the game. Cabrera's been swinging a hot bat of late and has worked his overall batting line up to .287/.326/.403 with seven homers and 53 RBI.
Aug 2 - 6:11 PM

Melky Cabrera paced the White Sox with three hits Saturday in a win over the Yankees.

He went 2-for-3 with a single and a three-run homer. The veteran has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, raising his batting average 26 points over that span. Cabrera has appeared in all but one game for the White Sox this season with 114 hits.
Aug 1 - 10:55 PM

Melky Cabrera continued to hit the cover off the ball Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox.

Cabrera has been the hottest hitter in baseball since the All-Star break, going 21-for-52 (.404) with multi-hit games in each of his last six contests. On Thursday, three of his four hits went for extra bases, as he doubled twice and tripled in the win. Cabrera's torrid stretch has his line up to .281/.319/.392 after a brutal first half.
Jul 28 - 10:28 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Indians.

Cabrera got off to an awful start this season, but he's now batting .340 over his last 27 games. That's closer to what the White Sox had in mind when they gave him a three-year, $42 million contract over the winter. The 30-year-old has raised his batting average from .236 to .265 since June 20.
Jul 24 - 10:27 PM

Melky Cabrera hit his fifth and sixth homers of the year Thursday in the win over the Indians.

Melky is hitting .313 with four homers in July. He should be a perfectly capable mixed-league outfielder the rest of the way, though it would help if the rest of the White Sox lineup were performing better.
Jul 23 - 10:06 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Cabrera took Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey deep in the sixth inning for his fourth homer of the season. He's shown vague signs of life in July with three doubles and two homers over 29 at-bats, but with a .263/.305/.344 triple-slash for the season, he'll need an extended hot stretch to draw his overall numbers closer to respectability.
Jul 9 - 4:49 PM

Melky Cabrera knocked in two runs with a double late in Monday's game against the Blue Jays to send the White Sox to a win.

Cabrera finished 2-for-4 on the evening. He doubled off of Mark Buehrle in the bottom of the eighth, knocking in a pair of runs to break a 2-2 tie. The veteran is on a five-game hitting streak and has performed much better at the plate as of late -- he had a .549 OPS as recently as June 20. Cabrera is batting .262/.302/.335 overall with three home runs and 32 RBI.
Jul 6 - 10:17 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

The double was his 11th of the season, the RBI his 30th. Cabrera has played well of late with a triple, two doubles and two homers in his last seven games, but he's still slashing just .259/.299/.330 for the year. He's hit three home runs in 309 at-bats.
Jul 5 - 5:45 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Batting out of the cleanup spot, Cabrera took David Price out to left field in the fourth inning. He then added singles in his next two trips to the plate. The longball was Cabrera's first since May 6, although he's been heating up at the plate of late with 12 hits in his last 27 at-bats.
Jun 28 - 4:20 PM

Melky Cabrera went 5-for-5 as the White Sox topped the Rangers in extra innings on Sunday.

Cabrera tallied four singles and a double, boosting his season batting line from .236/.276/.274 to .250/.288/.291 in one afternoon. He's still underperforming expectations by a wide margin. The 30-year-old outfielder has just one home run (and only nine total extra-base hits) in 289 plate appearances with the Pale Hose.
Jun 21 - 6:14 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in a win over the Astros on Tuesday.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, Cabrera laced a double to score a pair and give the White Sox some breathing room. The two-hit night was his first since May 28 as he continues to struggle mightily at the dish. The 30-year-old is now batting .233/.272/.269 in the first year of a three-year deal with the Sox.
Jun 10 - 12:56 AM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday afternoon's win over the Orioles.

Cabrera's RBI double off of Tyler Wilson in the sixth inning put the first run of the game up on the board, in a game that the White Sox would win 3-2. Even with the double, Cabrera continues to post one of the most disappointing batting lines for a former All Star that can be imagined. He's currently hitting just .244/.287/.278. There's just no power there, at all. To that point, Thursday's double was just Cabrera's third of the season.
May 28 - 4:05 PM

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C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
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S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
6Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Matt Albers
8Nate Jones
9Frankie Montas