|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||640.00||16.00||.308||69.00||94.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||19||7||0|| .400|| .526|| .368|
|vs Odorizzi (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||128||39||0|| .350|| .398|| .305|
|05/14/2013||Dexter Fowler, CF COL|
Lance Berkman, DH TEX
Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
|Brandon Moss, 1B OAK|
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Adam Dunn, 1B CHW
|05/14/2013||Melky Cabrera, LF TOR|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
|Dexter Fowler, CF COL|
Dan Haren, SP WAS
Angel Pagan, CF SF
|05/14/2013||Melky Cabrera, LF TOR|
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
|Hiroki Kuroda, SP NYY|
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|Last 10 Games|
|Melky Cabrera playing through irritation|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, who recorded four hits and two RBI against the Giants Tuesday, underwent an MRI Wednesday, Sportsnet.ca reports.
The MRI showed irritation in Cabrera's right quad and left hamstring. The Blue Jays plan to play him as long as he can tolerate the pain. He's gone 16 for 39 (.410) over his last nine games with a homer and eight RBI.
|Melky Cabrera helps beat former team|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Blue Jays designated hitter Melky Cabrera led off and recorded four hits on Tuesday in a 10-6 win over the Giants, his former team. Cabrera doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice.
Cabrera, who reached base and scored in the first inning, drove in a run with a single to left later in the same first frame. He added his second RBI of the game with a deep double to right field in the seventh.
He finished 4 for 5 to raise his average to .278. Cabrera has hit in three straight and has gone 6 for 13 over that stretch with two doubles and four RBI. He has five doubles in his last 10 games with eight RBI over that span.
Cabrera is headed for an MRI Wednesday for a hamstring issue he's been playing through.
|MRI on horizon for sore Melky Cabrera|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera remained in the starting lineup as the designed hitter for Tuesday's series opener against the Giants -- his former team -- despite lingering soreness in both of his legs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cabrera, who has not missed any playing time this season because of the soreness, is scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday to determine if he is suffering from a more significant issue.
|Melky Cabrera playing with sore hamstrings|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera hasn't missed a game this season, but he said Sunday he's battling through issues to both hamstrings.
"My legs are a little sore," Cabrera said through interpreter Luis Rivera, per MLB.com. "My hamstrings are a little tight, but I'm going to give it whatever I have that day. I want to be in the lineup every day, no matter what. That's why I continue to play."
Cabrera, who has received some starts at DH lately, is starting to turn the corner offensively. He's batting .311 (14 for 45) in May after batting .241 in April.
"I'm feeling better," he said. "I'm showing up early every day to get my work done in the cage, and I'm going to go out and continue to play hard. Nothing has changed. Nothing I'm doing different. I'm just continuing to work, and it's paying off now that I'm putting more work into it."
|Melky Cabrera coming around|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/8/13) When the Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera had just three extra-base hits in his first 31 games, the easy assumption was that his previous two seasons were a product of PED use and that his days as a relevant Fantasy contributor were over. But such a definitive answer so early in the season seemed a little too convenient, didn't it? Even in his Yankees days, Cabrera hit a high number of doubles relative to his at-bats.
And he hit a high number of doubles in spring training as well, which is part of the reason I felt like his slow start might simply be a slow start. He's not out of the woods yet, but over his last three games, he has doubled his number of extra-base hits on the season, even connecting for his first home run Sunday.
I understand it's just three games, but it's still encouraging. If you've made the investment in Cabrera, you might as well stick around for the final verdict.
Cano's two homers continue Yankees' run over Jays
Robinson Cano hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid effort by David Phelps, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays for the ninth straight time at Yankee Stadium, 7-2 Saturday.
Yankees shut out Blue Jays
Hiroki Kuroda pitched two-hit ball for eight dominant innings and the New York Yankees again beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0 on Friday night.
Blue Jays can score a lot, but can they score (and win) often enough?
The Blue Jays are the only team in baseball to score double-digit runs in three straight games. Is it enough to get them going?
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Blue Jays crush Giants for fourth straight win
J.P. Arencibia and Adam Lind each hit two-run home runs, Ramon Ortiz won for the first time since 2011 and the Toronto Blue Jays won their season-high fourth straight game Wednesday night, beating the San Francisco Giants 11-3.
|For the second year in a row, Melky Cabrera enters the season with plenty of skeptics, but this time it's for entirely different reasons. A year ago, Fantasy owners were trying to figure out if the 2011 version -- the one who broke out for a .305 average, 18 home runs, 87 RBI, 102 runs and 20 stolen bases for the Royals -- was legitimate. Just as Cabrera seemed to answer his doubters by being even more productive after an offseason trade to the Giants, he was hit with a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone. Now with the Blue Jays, Cabrera will try to reestablish his value. Though he is more of a ground ball hitter, Cabrera could be a 20-homer threat now that he is moving to his best hitter's park since being a Yankee. However, Cabrera has raised his value over the last two years more with speed than power, as he has increased his stolen bases and hit over .300 on grounders in both 2011 and 2012. Doubts about Cabrera's future performance raised by his PED suspension could cause many owners to pass on him as a top 20 outfielder, so there is probably no reason to reach for him in drafts. He could be a huge bargain, though, if he can maintain the level of performance he has established in his two most recent seasons. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/20/13||TB||1:07 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|5/21/13||TB||7:07 pm||Alex Cobb|
|5/22/13||TB||4:37 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|5/23/13||BAL||7:07 pm||Jair Jurrjens|
|5/24/13||BAL||7:07 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/25/13||BAL||1:07 pm||Freddy Garcia|
|5/26/13||BAL||1:07 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|