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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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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

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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

Melky Cabrera hit a game-tying three-run homer in the eighth as the White Sox came back to beat the Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday.

It was his first homer of the year. Cabrera also had a sac fly earlier in the game, so his RBI total jumped all of the way from six to 10 tonight. He certainly needed the big game, and now the hope is that it's a sign of better days to come.
May 7 - 12:00 AM

Melky Cabrera delivered a walk-off RBI single to cap a four-run ninth inning in Monday's win against the Indians.

The White Sox had been shut out through eight innings, but rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against Indians closer Cody Allen. After Gordon Beckham had tied the game with an RBI single, Cabrera singled to left-center to send the White Sox home happy. He finished 1-for-4 with a walk on the evening. Cabrera has been slow out of the gate, batting .260/.275/.280 with only one extra-base hit.
Apr 20 - 11:25 PM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a double as the White Sox routed the Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Detroit.

Cabrera scored a pair of runs and drove home two on the impressive afternoon. He had been off to a bit of a slow start with his new squad, and is now hitting .238/.238/.262 after his four-hit attack.
Apr 18 - 4:23 PM

Melky Cabrera clubbed his first home run as a member of the White Sox in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday.

Cabrera victimized Cubs closer Hector Rondon for the solo shot in the ninth inning. The veteran outfielder also added a pair of singles, finising the afternoon 3-for-4 to raise his spring average to .357. He should be a tremendous source of runs hitting in front of Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche in a much improved White Sox lineup.
Mar 27 - 8:08 PM

Melky Cabrera went 0-for-3 on Wednesday against the Rangers, dropping his spring average to .077 (1-for-13).

On the heels of a bounce-back season in which he hit .301/.351/.458, Cabrera signed a three-year, $42 million deal with the White Sox. A slow start to the spring shouldn't worry them much as Cabrera has been extremely productive when healthy over the last four years, batting an aggregate .309 over that span of time.
Mar 11 - 7:55 PM

White Sox signed OF Melky Cabrera to a three-year, $42 million contract.

The deal was reported late Saturday night and is now official after Cabrera passed a physical. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the contract includes a limited no-trade clause. Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this past season for the Blue Jays and should fit nicely in the No. 2 spot in the White Sox' lineup.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 06:29:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Melky Cabrera's three-year deal with the White Sox will be for $42 million.

Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com first reported the deal late Saturday night and now we have more details. Cabrera reportedly entered the offseason looking for a four- or possibly five-year contract, but the $14 million average annual value of his deal with the White Sox isn't bad. Chicago will now likely trade Dayan Viciedo.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports that the White Sox have agreed to a three-year contract with Melky Cabrera, pending a physical.

Exact terms aren't yet known, but the contract is expected to the in the $45 million range. It was reported on Friday that the Mariners made a three-year offer, but Cabrera apparently preferred the offer he got from Chicago. The 30-year-old batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this past season for the Blue Jays and further strengthens Chicago's lineup. Throw him in with the additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, and Adam LaRoche and it's clear the White Sox intend to go for it in 2015.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:24:00 AM

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports that the Mariners have offered Melky Cabrera a three-year contract.

The financials aren't known, but the three-year offer isn't a surprise since it's been reported the M's are hesitant to extend a four-year pact Cabrera's way. The Orioles are also reportedly willing to give Cabrera a 2-3 year deal, as it remains to be seen if the outfielder will be able to land the four-year contract he desires. The Royals have also been in on Cabrera but might be priced out of the competition.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles would consider Melky Cabrera on a 2-3 year contract.

Like the Mariners, the Orioles would be a opposed to a four-year pact for Cabrera, but they'd be interested in him on a shorter deal. Cabrera is reportedly seeking a five-year contract in the $60 million range, but it's not sounding like anyone will be willing to meet those demands. That said, Cabrera is probably the best free agent bat still available, so he might choose to wait it out for the best possible deal.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that the Mariners "appear unwilling to move beyond three years" for free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.

Dutton says Melky is seeking a five-year contract in the $60 million range. The M's are exploring other options to fill their corner-outfield need, including Dayan Viciedo of the White Sox. Cabrera, 30, batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this past season for the Blue Jays.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Scott Carroll
8Matt Albers
9Nate Jones