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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Melky Cabrera is absent from the White Sox' lineup Sunday.
He's simply receiving a day of rest. J.B. Shuck is in left field in Cabrera's place. Oct 4 - 12:07 PM

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Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Cabrera was essentially the White Sox' offense in this one, pounding out three of the club's six hits. He took Justin Verlander deep with a two-run shot in the fourth inning and then followed that up with an RBI double in the eighth. Cabrera is batting .298 with eight homers and 42 RBI over 64 games since the All-Star break.
Sep 23 - 4:09 PM

Melky Cabrera is not in the White Sox' lineup for the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

He singled twice in four trips to the plate in the afternoon game. Trayce Thompson is in left field in Cabrera's place and is also hitting cleanup.
Sep 21 - 5:11 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Cabrera's homer off Indians starter Cody Anderson in the sixth inning represented the only run that the sluggish Sox would score in the game. After posting an uninspiring .261/.304/.339 triple-slash prior to the All-Star Break, Cabrera's hit much better in the second half. The Melk Man entered the game with a .298/.344/.472 batting line in 58 post-break games. This all adds out to a .276/.320/.399 mark for the season, plus 11 homers and 72 RBI.
Sep 18 - 11:23 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.

Cabrera and the White Sox offense was no match for the Athletics' 17-run outburst, but the outfielder did pad his stats with a two-run homer in the fifth. It was his 10th home run of the season, the fifth time in his career that he's touched double-digit homers. He's now hitting .274/.315/.391 with 68 RBI and 64 runs scored on the year.
Sep 16 - 12:01 AM

Melky Cabrera ended 14 innings of baseball between the White Sox and Athletics with a walk-off single on Monday.

Cabrera finished 4-for-8 in the five hour, nine minute affair. He singled and scored in the third inning, then brought in Geovany Soto from second base with a single to right field. The outfielder is hitting a lackluster .272/.312/.385 with nine home runs, 65 RBI, and 63 runs scored on the season.
Sep 15 - 1:49 AM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Cabrera led off the seventh inning with his ninth homer of the season, pushing his season RBI total to 62. The big four-hit game propelled his overall batting line to .279/.319/.399. Much of that comes on the strength of a hot July.
Aug 30 - 6:19 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Cabrera had a run-scoring single in the seventh inning and came around to score later in the inning. He's cooled off in recent days after running his average up to .287 in early August, but Cabrera is still enjoying a fine offensive season after a dreadful start. The 31-year-old is batting .271/.312/.384 with eight homers, 61 RBI and 57 runs scored on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:07 AM

Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Cabrera's RBI double in the fourth inning ended up being the difference in the game. He finished 1-for-3 in the game. The outfielder now has a modest six-game hitting streak, with five doubles in the six games. Cabrera is now hitting .285/.324/.405 with 58 RBI overall.
Aug 11 - 11:08 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

The Melk Man hit his RBI single off of Yankees starter Ivan Nova in the sixth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, the Bombers held a 9-0 lead at the time of Cabrera's base knock. Needless to say, the Yankees won the game. Cabrera's been swinging a hot bat of late and has worked his overall batting line up to .287/.326/.403 with seven homers and 53 RBI.
Aug 2 - 6:11 PM

Melky Cabrera paced the White Sox with three hits Saturday in a win over the Yankees.

He went 2-for-3 with a single and a three-run homer. The veteran has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, raising his batting average 26 points over that span. Cabrera has appeared in all but one game for the White Sox this season with 114 hits.
Aug 1 - 10:55 PM

Melky Cabrera continued to hit the cover off the ball Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox.

Cabrera has been the hottest hitter in baseball since the All-Star break, going 21-for-52 (.404) with multi-hit games in each of his last six contests. On Thursday, three of his four hits went for extra bases, as he doubled twice and tripled in the win. Cabrera's torrid stretch has his line up to .281/.319/.392 after a brutal first half.
Jul 28 - 10:28 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Indians.

Cabrera got off to an awful start this season, but he's now batting .340 over his last 27 games. That's closer to what the White Sox had in mind when they gave him a three-year, $42 million contract over the winter. The 30-year-old has raised his batting average from .236 to .265 since June 20.
Jul 24 - 10:27 PM

Melky Cabrera hit his fifth and sixth homers of the year Thursday in the win over the Indians.

Melky is hitting .313 with four homers in July. He should be a perfectly capable mixed-league outfielder the rest of the way, though it would help if the rest of the White Sox lineup were performing better.
Jul 23 - 10:06 PM

Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Cabrera took Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey deep in the sixth inning for his fourth homer of the season. He's shown vague signs of life in July with three doubles and two homers over 29 at-bats, but with a .263/.305/.344 triple-slash for the season, he'll need an extended hot stretch to draw his overall numbers closer to respectability.
Jul 9 - 4:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Leury Garcia
3Micah Johnson
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Mike Olt
2Tyler Saladino
3Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
6Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Matt Albers
8Nate Jones
9Frankie Montas
10Scott Carroll