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Melky Cabrera | Outfielder | #53

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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

Cabrera rolled his wrist on a fielding play Saturday, but showed no immediate ill effects when he burned Carlos Carrasco for a solo home run in the fourth inning on Sunday. For the season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .286/.344/.437 with 15 doubles, six homers and 32 RBI over 245 at-bats.
Jun 19 - 6:10 PM

Melky Cabrera rolled his wrist on Saturday night.

Cabrera suffered the injury while trying to field a Tyler Naquin single in the first inning. He's being called day-to-day for now, but wrists can be tricky. Jason Coats replaced Cabrera in the field on Saturday.
Jun 18 - 9:25 PM

Melky Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Indians with an apparent hand injury.

Cabrera looked to hurt his glove hand while trying to make a play on a single by Tyler Naquin in the first inning. He exited in the fourth, replaced by Jason Coats. There should be more information after the game.
Jun 18 - 7:43 PM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI on Thursday, leading the White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Nationals.

Cabrera lined a two-run double into right field off of Gio Gonzalez in the first inning, and that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. The veteran outfielder is enjoying a nice season in the middle of the White Sox lineup, slashing .292/.352/.421 with four homers and 27 RBI.
Jun 10 - 12:29 AM

White Sox activated OF Melky Cabrera from the family medical emergency list.

Cabrera was excused from Chicago's weekend series versus Detroit for a private family matter. He is starting in left field and batting fifth on Tuesday night.
Jun 7 - 4:41 PM

White Sox placed OF Melky Cabrera on the family emergency leave list.

Cabrera can be on the list for 3-7 days, although it's unclear at this time how long he'll be away. Avisail Garcia, Jerry Sands and J.B. Shuck will see extra playing time while Cabrera is absent.
Jun 3 - 2:19 PM

Melky Cabrera slugged a grand slam Friday against the Royals.

The sixth-inning blast off Danny Duffy put the White Sox in front, but the bullpen was unable to hold it. It was his third career grand slam and his first since July 29, 2011 as a member of the Royals. Cabrera is enjoying a fine bounceback campaign after his disappointing first season with Chicago, batting .293/.360/.429 with four homers and 24 RBI over 49 games.
May 27 - 11:53 PM

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

With the White Sox trailing 4-1 in the eighth inning, Cabrera made matters slightly more interesting with his two-run home run off reliever Bryan Shaw. Alas, no more runs were to cross the plate and Cabrera's squad fell by a score of 4-3. The veteran outfielder is slashing .294/.362/.417 with nine doubles, three homers and 20 RBI over 180 at-bats.
May 25 - 5:33 PM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in a 10-4 win over the Twins on Friday.

The White Sox are the first team in the AL to reach 20 wins. Cabrera had a two-run double in the first inning and an RBI single in the fifth. The 31-year-old was a disappointment in his first year with the White Sox, but he’s batting .315/.382/.423 through 30 games this season. He has more walks (12) than strikeouts (nine) so far.
May 7 - 12:01 AM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Carson Fulmer
10Michael Ynoa
11Tommy Kahnle
12Anthony Ranaudo