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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 208
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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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

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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

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Cabrera's resurgent season continues. He's now up to 66 hits on the year, which is tied with the Astros' Jose Altuve for the major league lead.
May 24 - 3:54 PM

Melky Cabrera homered and walked twice Thursday versus the Red Sox.

Cabrera slumped during the first half of May, but he went 6-for-13 with two homers and two doubles in the sweep of the Red Sox. Going into the series, he had one homer in his previous 24 games.
May 22 - 7:22 PM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Cabrera knocked in a run with a double in the fifth innings, then went deep off of Edward Mujica in the sixth, his seventh of the season. The embattled outfielder has been a monster at the plate, a good sign now that he is back to full health after last year's scare. Cabrera is slashing .323/.361/.516 with 22 RBI and 31 runs scored on the season.
May 20 - 11:10 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-2 with two walks and a two-run double as the Blue Jays defeated the Rangers on Friday.

The two teams were knotted up in a scoreless endeavor through seven innings, but Melky Cabrera put his team on the board with a two-run double to right field in the eighth inning against Yu Darvish. It turned out to be the game-winning hit. Cabrera's slash line remains impressive at .320/.361/.500, a nice bounce back from an unfortunate 2013 season.
May 16 - 10:42 PM

Melky Cabrera returned to the Blue Jays lineup on Friday, going 1-for-5 in a losing effort against the Pirates.

Cabrera left Wednesday's game early with a bruised shin after he was hit by a pitch, and sat out Thursday's contest as a precautionary measure. The 29-year-old outfielder is off to a very strong start to his 2014 campaign, slashing .336/.362/.552 with five homers, 11 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 3 - 4:47 AM

Melky Cabrera (shin) is out of Thursday's lineup against the Royals.

Cabrera left Wednesday's game after he was hit in the shin with a pitch, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. Consider him day-to-day for now.
May 1 - 4:35 PM

Melky Cabrera left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a bruised shin.

Cabrera was hit in the shin by a Yordano Ventura pitch during Wednesday's sixth inning, and he was immediately replaced by pinch runner Jonathan Diaz. X-rays came back negative for a fracture, so it's just a day-to-day injury. He's likely to get the day off in Thursday's series finale against the Royals.
Apr 30 - 10:26 PM

Melky Cabrera continued his hot hitting, going 1-for-5 with a home run as the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles on Tuesday.

Cabrera has now hit safely in 19 of his 20 games to start the season and is now hitting .337. He put the game out of reach in the bottom of the eighth, blasting a three-run home run off of Josh Stinson to make it 9-3. Cabrera now has five home runs to go along with his high average, seemingly putting last year's issues to rest.
Apr 22 - 10:51 PM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a run scored Friday against the Indians.

All four hits were singles. He's now hitting a cool .333 (26-for-78) to begin the year. Cabrera has been batting leadoff with Jose Reyes (hamstring) on the disabled list, but he should slide back into the No. 2 spot with the speedy shortstop on track to return Saturday.
Apr 18 - 11:20 PM

Depth Charts

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