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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 208
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays have begun contract talks with Melky Cabrera.
Heyman hears Toronto is "willing to offer at least a three-year deal" to the impending free agent outfielder, who batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games this season. If an agreement isn't reached before the deadline for free agent filing, the Jays will make Cabrera a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer so they can get draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere. Melky turned 30 years old in August. Oct 23 - 2:48 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Jose Bautista said on Sportsnet 590 The FAN on Tuesday that he believes the Blue Jays have a "50-50" chance of re-signing Melky Cabrera.

The Blue Jays are expected to make a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cabrera, but they'll have to compete with the open market in order to keep him. "I think he’s going to allow the team a chance to come and match any offer that he might get out on the free agent market," said Bautista. "I think the Blue Jays are going to have a shot at bringing him back, so hopefully for our fan base and for my sake – making my job easier and having him on base a lot, because he does get on base a lot with his bat – hopefully the team does take that chance and re-sign him somehow." Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games this season.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Oct 22 - 11:19 AM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said in a radio interview Friday that there have been "some conversations" with impending free agent Melky Cabrera about a new contract.

"I don’t think it’s fair for anyone to assume that there hasn’t been dialogue," Anthopoulos said. "I wouldn’t assume that there haven’t been proposals exchanged." However, the GM indicated that Cabrera will test out the free agent waters. "Clearly both sides right now can’t seem to get together for various reasons," he said. Cabrera's 2014 season ended prematurely due to a broken right pinkie finger, but he had a fantastic year, batting .301/.351/.458 with 16 homers and 73 RBI over 139 games. The Blue Jays plan to make a qualifying offer to Cabrera, but the 30-year-old shouldn't have trouble netting a multi-year deal on the open market.
Source: Sportsnet
Oct 10 - 12:37 PM

Blue Jays transferred OF Melky Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move made in order to free up a 40-man roster spot. Cabrera is out for the season following surgery to repair a broken right pinkie finger.
Sep 28 - 1:19 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays plan to make a qualifying offer to impending free agent Melky Cabrera.

A qualifying offer is expected to be somewhere in the range of $15-16 million. According to Heyman, the Blue Jays are hopeful that it will lead to another multi-year agreement. Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI prior to undergoing season-ending surgery earlier this month to repair a broken right pinkie finger.
Sep 16 - 2:01 PM

Blue Jays placed OF Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 6, with a broken right pinkie finger.

Cabrera underwent season-ending surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his finger. The 30-year-old finished the year with a .301/.351/.458 batting line to go along with 16 home runs and 73 RBI and should do well in free agency.
Sep 9 - 8:38 AM

Melky Cabrera underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his right pinkie finger.

Cabrera suffered the season-ending injury on a head-first slide back into first base Friday night following a snap throw from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. Cabrera finished 2014 with an impressive .301/.351/.458 batting line, 16 home runs, and 73 RBI. The 30-year-old will be a free agent this winter.
Sep 8 - 2:24 PM

Melky Cabrera sustained a broken right pinky finger on Friday and is set to undergo season-ending surgery next week.

He suffered the injury while sliding head-first back into first base on a snap throw from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez in the third inning of Friday's contest. Cabrera finishes a tremendous 2014 campaign slashing .301/.351/.458 with 16 homers and 73 RBI. He is set to earn a very lucrative deal on the free agent market this winter.
Sep 6 - 12:07 AM

Melky Cabrera swatted his 15th home run of the season on Friday as the Blue Jays were blown out by the White Sox.

The veteran outfielder victimized Hector Noesi for a two-run shot in the second inning. It was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, and he's now slashing .313/.368/.478 with 65 RBI on the season. He has positioned himself very well to earn a lucrative deal this offseason.
Aug 15 - 11:57 PM

Melky Cabrera is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

Cabrera left Thursday's game after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch, but X-rays came back clean and he wound up not missing any games. The outfielder sports a nifty .315/.367/.480 batting line with 14 homers and 59 RBI this season.
Aug 8 - 3:36 PM

X-rays on Melky Cabrera right elbow came back negative.

Cabrera had to exit Thursday's game versus the Orioles after being hit on the elbow, but it appears that he'll be fine. The outfielder is listed as day-to-day.
Aug 7 - 8:26 PM

Melky Cabrera left Thursday's game versus the Orioles after being hit on the right elbow by a pitch.

Miguel Gonzalez plunked Cabrera in the first inning, and while he initially stayed in the game he eventually left in the third. The Blue Jays should provide more clarity on the outfielder's status later Thursday.
Aug 7 - 8:15 PM

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice as the Blue Jays enjoyed a 5-1 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Cabrera served as the table-setter for Jose Bautista, scoring on the slugger's homer in the second and on his double in the sixth. His stats are impressive -- he's slashing .315/.365/.480 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI, five stolen bases, and 72 runs scored.
Aug 6 - 10:07 PM

Melky Cabrera launched a pair of homers and drove in five runs as the Blue Jays smoked the Red Sox 14-1 on Monday.

Cabrera had a two-run homer off Clay Buchholz in the first and a three-run shot of Felix Doubront in the sixth for his third career two-homer game and fifth career five-RBI game. His last time accomplishing both feats was July 3, 2011, when he still played for the Royals.
Jul 28 - 11:16 PM

Melky Cabrera doubled three times and walked Thursday against the Red Sox.

It's the first time in his career that he's had three doubles in a game. Cabrera regressed in May and June after his big April, but he's batting .365 in July.
Jul 24 - 3:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Justin Smoak
3Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman