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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder | #53

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYY
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Melky Cabrera's bat stayed red-hot Monday, as he ripped a three-run homer and had an RBI single in a win over the Red Sox.
David Price got through his first two innings of 2017 in scoreless fashion, but he issued a pair of one-out walks in the third and Cabrera made him pay with a blast over the left field wall. Cabrera then plated the winning run in the seventh inning with an infield single. The veteran outfielder got off to a rotten start this season but is now batting .327 with four dingers and 14 RBI over his last 13 games. May 29 - 6:17 PM

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Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Cabrera mashed a solo homer off Jordan Zimmermann with one out in the third inning, his fifth home run of the season. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .354/.308/.370 and has driven in 26 runs across 181 at-bats.
May 28 - 5:44 PM

Melky Cabrera blasted a three-run homer on Friday, powering the White Sox to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Tigers.

Cabrera's three-run shot in the eighth inning capped off the scoring in the ballgame. He also added an RBI single in the sixth inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI. For the season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .251/.301/.357 with four homers and 25 RBI.
May 27 - 2:58 AM

Melky Cabrera went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday as the White Sox lost to the Diamondbacks.

The 32-year-old outfielder is now batting just .234/.285/.310 in 40 games this season for Chicago. Melky batted .296/.345/.455 in 151 games last season.
May 23 - 12:21 AM

Melky Cabrera finished 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 16-1 victory in Seattle.

The switch-hitting veteran has hit safely in seven of the past eight games while driving in nine runs over his past 10 outings. Cabrera remains a helpful fantasy option in most AL-only and deeper mixed formats despite a mediocre .238 overall average.
May 21 - 3:03 AM

Melky Cabrera delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single as part of an eight-run uprising in the eighth inning of a comeback victory over the Padres.

Cabrera's two-run single gave the White Sox a 4-3 lead. For the most part, he has struggled at the plate this season, slashing just .234/.287/.315 with two homers and 16 RBI. Hopefully this game-winning knock is just when he needs to get back on track.
May 14 - 5:52 PM

Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

The homer, off Twins starter Phil Hughes in the fifth inning, pulled the Sox to within a run, but it was as close as they would get. The dinger was Cabrera's only hit in five at-bats on the night. The outfielder has just two homers in total this year as it's been a rough start to the 2017 season, batting just .235/.291/.322 in 29 games overall.
May 12 - 12:44 AM

Melky Cabrera socked a go-ahead solo homer in the 10th inning on Saturday, propelling the White Sox to an extra-inning win over the Tigers.

Cabrera greeted Tigers' reliever Justin Wilson with the solo shot leading off the 10th inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The veteran outfielder is now hitting .247/.309/.342 with one long ball and seven RBI on the season.
Apr 29 - 4:50 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday, leading the White Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Indians.

Cabrera plated the club's first run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and added an RBI single in the sixth. He's now hitting .250/.298/.327 with four RBI on the season but is still looking for his first home run.
Apr 23 - 5:37 PM

Melky Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Indians with a left wrist injury.

He was removed for "precautionary measures" after fouling a ball off his wrist. Cabrera's X-rays came back negative and it looks like he's day-to-day. He went 0-for-2 before coming out in the seventh inning. Jacob May replaced Cabrera in left field and could grab the start there on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 10:30 PM

White Sox activated OF Melky Cabrera from the paternity list.

The move was made prior to Monday's game. Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk in his return. He's hitting .294/.368/.412 through nine games on the young season.
Apr 18 - 8:43 AM

Melky Cabrera (paternity) is scheduled to rejoin the White Sox on Monday.

Cabrera has been away from the club since Friday to witness the birth of his child. Willy Garcia has been filling in during his absence and is expected to return to Triple-A on Monday.
Apr 16 - 7:54 PM

White Sox placed outfielder Melky Cabrera on the paternity list.

This will be the first time Cabrera has gotten to see one of his kids being born. He's expected to be back with the team on Monday. Willy Garcia should get a brief look in his place.
Apr 14 - 12:13 PM

Melky Cabrera is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list Friday.

Cabrera is starting in left field and batting second in Thursday's series finale against the Indians, but he will leave the team before Friday night's series opener versus the Tigers and likely won't return until Monday. A corresponding move will be announced Friday afternoon or evening.
Apr 13 - 3:02 PM

Melky Cabrera doubled twice Tuesday but the White Sox fell to the Tigers.

The first double plated Tyler Saladino in the bottom of the first inning, though Cabrera made the mistake of trying for third base on that play and was cut down by Tigers right fielder Mikie Mahtook. Cabrera then doubled in the fourth and later scored on a Jose Abreu groundout, finishing the day 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. He makes for a decent option in deeper fantasy leagues after tallying 14 homers and 86 RBI with a .296/.345/.455 batting line in 2016.
Apr 4 - 5:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
7Mike Pelfrey
8David Holmberg
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Tommy Kahnle
5Michael Ynoa
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Anthony Swarzak
9Chris Beck
10Juan Minaya
11Gregory Infante