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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 finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored against the Twins on Friday.
Cabrera knocked in a run with a double in the bottom of the first inning and later added an RBI single in the fourth. The 32-year-old amassed 25 RBI in September and now has 85 RBI on the year. He’s just two shy of his career-high from 2011. Oct 1 - 1:28 AM

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Melky Cabrera blasted a two-run homer in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday.

His two-run blast in the first inning off of Trevor Bauer gave the White Sox an early lead, but it would prove to be short-lived. He also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk. He has been one of the most consistent performers in the White Sox lineup this season, slashing .297/.347/.454 with 13 homers and 78 RBI.
Sep 23 - 10:42 PM

Melky Cabrera ripped a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Cabrera completed a two-out rally in the third inning with a longball down the right field line that just stayed fair. It was his lone hit on the night, but Cabrera has been a beast in September with a .325 average, three home runs and 16 RBI over 19 games.
Sep 20 - 11:53 PM

Melky Cabrera was 2-for-5 with a solo homer against the Royals on Friday.

His solo blast off Peter Moylan gave the White Sox some insurance in the ninth inning. It was his 11th homer of the season. Cabrera had a very quiet August, but he’s batting .354 (23-for-65) through 15 games this month.
Sep 16 - 11:44 PM

Melky Cabrera (flu) has been scratched from the White Sox starting lineup on Wednesday.

Cabrera left Tuesday night's game after experiencing flu-related dehydration and will sit out Wednesday afternoon's series finale at Detroit's Comerica Park. He should be ready to rock for Thursday's series opener against the Twins.
Aug 31 - 12:34 PM

Melky Cabrera is in the White Sox starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon versus the Tigers.

Melky has been dealing with a flu-like illness since the weekend and made an early exit from Tuesday night's game due to dehydration. He was given IV fluids and is apparently feeling much better 12 hours later.
Aug 31 - 11:36 AM

Melky Cabrera was removed from Tuesday's game against the Tigers due to dehydration.

He was 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout before getting replaced in the bottom of the seventh inning by J.B. Shuck. Cabrera will likely sit out of Wednesday afternoon's series finale at Detroit's Comerica Park.
Aug 30 - 10:37 PM

Melky Cabrera (flu) is back in the White Sox lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Cabrera is back after missing two games with the flu. He'll handle left field and bat third against M's starter Ariel Miranda. Cabrera has hit .287 since the All-Star break with one homer and 16 RBI.
Aug 27 - 6:40 PM

Melky Cabrera (flu) is not in the White Sox lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Cabrera is feeling a bit under the weather. Avisail Garcia will fill in at left field and bat fifth Thursday against Seattle left-hander James Paxton. Cabrera carries an excellent .294 average over 453 at-bats for the Pale Hose this year.
Aug 25 - 6:46 PM

Melky Cabrera (wrist) is back in the White Sox starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

He'll start in left field and bat fifth versus Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia. Cabrera missed close to a week of action because of a mild right wrist sprain.
Jul 4 - 10:53 AM

Melky Cabrera (wrist) remained out of the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

Cabrera hasn't played since Tuesday because of a sprained right wrist. He's not expected to need a disabled list stint. The White Sox have Avisail Garcia in left field and Alex Avila in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 3 - 11:33 AM

Melky Cabrera (wrist) remains out of the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Cabrera continues to battle a sprained right wrist and isn't quite ready to return to the lineup. Avisail Garcia will once again man left field while Dioner Navarro serves as the club's designated hitter.
Jul 2 - 1:21 PM

Melky Cabrera (wrist) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Cabrera is dealing with a sprained right wrist, one that he rolled over while fielding a single two weekends ago. While he has played in the interim, he is now expected to miss at least three or four days in order to allow the injury to heal fully. In his place on Wednesday, Avisail Garcia is manning left field and will hit eighth.
Jun 29 - 5:29 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 and hit his eighth home run of the season on Friday in a win over the Blue Jays.

Cabrera is not an exciting player to own but has provided solid fantasy value throughout his career. He is now batting .296 with 35 runs and 38 RBI to go along with the eight home runs. His .820 OPS is his best since 2012 with the Giants -- the year he got busted for PEDs.
Jun 25 - 12:43 AM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a homer, a double and four RBI as the White Sox beat the Red Sox 8-6 on Wednesday.

Cabrera has been the White Sox's most consistent hitter this year, and his .795 OPS leads the team. His mixed-league value remains quite limited, since he doesn't do anything especially well and he's a zero in steals, but he probably is worth the roster spot while he's batting cleanup, as he has been of late.
Jun 22 - 11:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Omar Narvaez
2Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
2Yoan Moncada
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Jason Coats
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Adam Engel
3Jacob May
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Rymer Liriano
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Reynaldo Lopez
6Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Tommy Kahnle
8Chris Beck
9Juan Minaya
10Giovanni Soto
11Brad Goldberg