(4/1/2009) The Marlins sent C Mike Rabelo outright to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday.
Marlins send down Rabelo, Hayes
(3/30/2009) The Marlins optioned catchers Mike Rabelo and Brett Hayes to Triple-A New Orleans after acquiring Ronny Paulino. The switch-hitting Rabelo was limited to 34 games last year because of injuries, but had been regarded by many as the front-runner for the backup catching spot this spring. He batted .227 in nine Grapefruit League games. Hayes, a prospect for the organization, was enjoying an impressive spring training, hitting .381 in 11 games and 21 at-bats.
(9/1/2008) Marlins activated pitcher Andrew Miller and outfielder Brett Carroll from the disabled list on Monday, making room on the 40-man roster by moving catcher Mike Rabelo (sprained wrist) from the 15- to the 60-day DL.
Rabelo's 2008 is likely over
(8/16/2008)The Sports Xchange notes, the season is just about over for Class AAA Marlins C Mike Rabelo, who is not doing any baseball activities because of a right wrist sprain. He will consider playing winter ball after the season.
Marlins' Rabelo up, put on DL
(7/31/2008) The Marlins called up catcher Mike Rabelo on Thursday and placed him on the 15-day DL with a right wrist injury.
Rabelo optioned to Triple-A, Hoover up
(6/24/2008) The Palm Beach Post reports that the Marlins have optioned C Mike Rabelo to Triple-A Albuquerque. Rabelo is hitting .234 with four homers and 28 RBI this season, and made a critical error in Sunday's loss to the A's when he forgot to tag a runner at the plate. To take Rabelo's spot in Miami, the Marlins called up C Paul Hoover.
Rabelo hits key homer in Marlins win
(6/4/2008) Marlins C Mike Rabelo hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning Wednesday as Braves reliever Manny Acosta blew a 4-2 lead in a 6-4 Florida win. The blast was Rabelo's third of the season.
Treanor steals starts from Rabelo
(5/28/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: Officially, the Marlins have a platoon arrangement behind the plate. But unofficially, Matt Treanor is emerging as the team's main catcher. Treanor is hitting .339 this month (20-for-59) in 16 games, making it tough to keep his bat out of the lineup. Mike Rabelo, who is batting .154 in May, has started three of Florida's past 15 games. Through April, Treanor hit .214 in his first 12 games -- with just five starts -- while Rabelo hit .255 in 15 games through that same period. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he feels comfortable using both catchers. But Treanor's hot bat has coincided this month with Florida's surge in the standings, making it unlikely his playing time will decrease anytime soon. Treanor, who came into the season with a .236 career average, was hitting .287 (29 for 101).
Rabelo giving up more starts
(5/20/2008)Mike Rabelo has played in just three games over the past week or so for the Marlins. And he has only one hit in 10 at-bats, with an RBI and a run scored.
Rabelo gets bulk of starts so far
(4/28/2008)Mike Rabelo has started 11 of the Marlins' 17 games since he emerged from the disabled list on April 11. Manager Fredi Gonzalez explained the reason behind his decision of starting him over Matt Treanor to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "When your name's in the lineup, you play," Gonzalez said. "Seriously, whoever is playing well, plays. It's not that big of a deal."
Rabelo has two-run scoring plays
(4/21/2008) Marlins C Mike Rabelo had two hits and two run-scoring plays during Monday's game against the Pirates. Rabelo opened the scoring with a sac fly in the second inning and then contributed a RBI single in the third inning. His other hit was also a single. Rabelo has hit safely in four of his last five games (5-for-20).
Rabelo knocks homer in first start
(4/12/2008) Marlins C Mike Rabelo, who opened the season on the 15-day DL because of a knee injury, debuted for the Marlins on Friday at Houston. He went 2-for-5 with a solo home run.
Rabelo comes off 15-day DL
(4/10/2008) The Florida Marlins activated catcher Mike Rabelo from the 15-day disabled list Thursday night after their 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals. To make room on the roster for Rabelo, the Marlins optioned catcher Paul Hoover to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Rabelo might return this weekend
(4/6/2008) Marlins C Mike Rabelo, on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, has been catching in the minors. He could return for April 11-13 at Houston, according to MLB.com, or the Marlins could prefer to activate him April 15 against the Braves.
Rabelo strikes out twice in rehab
(4/4/2008) The Palm Beach Post reports that C Mike Rabelo (left leg sprain,)played five innings for Class A Jupiter Thursday night . He was hitless in three at-bats, striking out twice.
Rabelo goes on the disabled list
(3/29/2008) The Marlins have placed C Mike Rabelo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. He might not return as soon as April 5, according to MLB.com.
Rabelo's return likely a bit later
(3/28/2008) Marlins C Mike Rabelo, who the team plans to disable retroactive to March 21 because of a sprained left knee, might not return as soon as April 5, according to MLB.com.
Rabelo takes BP
(3/27/2008) The Miami Herald reports that C Mike Rabelo, RF Jeremy Hermida and CF Cody Ross all took batting practice Wednesday, but there is still a chance that all three could start the season on the 15-day disabled list.
Rabelo likely to start on DL
(3/25/2008) The Miami Herald reports that Mike Rabelo, who is expected to back up Matt Treanor at catcher in Florida, will likely start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury he suffered March 13. ''There has been improvement (with Rabelo), but I don't know if there will be enough improvement in the next five days to carry him on the club,'' manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Rabelo could start season on DL
(3/21/2008) The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Mike Rabelo (knee) could be placed on the disabled list to start the season. "I haven't spoken to anybody about [the disabled list], but yeah, that would be a possibility," Rabelo said. "I haven't played in a week. We're going to see how the knee feels and what they want to do."
Rabelo might not be ready for opener
(3/19/2008) The Palm Beach Post reports that all indications are that Matt Treanor will be the Marlins' starting catcher out of camp. Mike Rabelo will back him up, but possibly not for the opener on March 31, since his leg injury is still healing from the collision at home plate on Thursday. Treanor is also dealing with a sore left calf muscle, and he expects to return to play Saturday. His MRI results showed no major damage. "Our catchers, they're banged up," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Rabelo may be a little longer."
(3/18/2008) MLB.com reports Marlins C Mike Rabelo is unsure he will be ready for opening day after injuring his left leg during a collision at home plate Thursday against the Nationals. Rabelo had a MRI on his hip and leg, and the results revealed a left knee sprain. He will continue treatment and indications are that Rabelo, who is competing for playing time with Matt Treanor, will not be ready for opening day.
Rabelo out until at least Monday
(3/15/2008) Both Matt Treanor (left calf cramps) and Mike Rabelo (sore right leg), who will share Florida's catching duties this season, were held out Saturday against the Orioles and won't return to action until Monday at the earliest.
Rabelo so-so spring so far
(3/14/2008) New Marlins catcher Mike Rabelo is batting .261 with two RBI and one run scored so far this spring, in nine games. Rabelo is a 27-year-old backup backstop who spent 2007 as Ivan Rodriguez's caddy.
Rabelo part of Marlins' trade haul
(12/5/2007) In a huge deal that took the spotlight away from Boston's pursuit of Johan Santana, Florida sends Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for lefty Andrew Miller, outfielder Cameron Maybin and four other prospects from the Tigers, a baseball official with knowledge of the talks said on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been finalized. The Marlins also receive catcher Mike Rabelo and right-handers Burke Badenhop, Eulogio De La Cruz and Dallas Trahern. The players involved must pass physicals for the deal to be completed.
Rabelo plays Wednesday
(9/20/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: C Mike Rabelo subbed for C Ivan Rodriguez on Wednesday. Rabelo generally catches day games that follow night contests to let Rodriguez get a rest. Whether he plays again could depend upon Detroit's position in the standings.
Rabelo solid as a backup player
(8/21/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: C Mike Rabelo has done a decent job filling in for injured C Vance Wilson as C Ivan Rodriguez's backup. He's hit well recently after a mid-season slump and has bounced around .300 since beginning the season 0-for-14.
Beltran goes deep twice
(8/19/2007) Carlos Beltran homered twice and drove in four runs and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Beltran homered with one out in the sixth to tie it at 2. He hit a two-run drive off Chris Schroder in the ninth for his 24th of the season. It was his fourth multihomer game of the season and the 21st of his career.
Rabelo fills in nicely for Pudge
(8/19/2007) Tigers C Ivan Rodriguez got a scheduled day off Sunday at New York to give him consecutive days off, including Monday's off day. Mike Rabelo started behind the plate and finished with three hits, matching a career high.
Rabelo fills in for Pudge
(8/7/2007) C Ivan Rodriguez (ankle) was a late scratch for Monday's game against the Tigers due to an ankle injury. Mike Rabelo was 1-for-4 in his absence, but he also had a throwing error, his fifth of the season.
C Rabelo plays on Tuesday
(8/1/2007) Mike Rabelo (calf) was back in the lineup for Tuesday's game at Oakland, playing in place of Ivan Rodriguez who served a one-game suspension. He was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout and RBI (9).
Rabelo sidelined on Monday
(7/31/2007) Mike Rabelo (calf) did not play in Monday's game at Oakland, as he has been unable to play to give Ivan Rodriguez a rest during this road trip.
Rabelo sidelined again Sunday
(7/30/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: C Mike Rabelo was bothered by his sore calf again Sunday against the Angels and unable to give C Ivan Rodriguez a break during a blowout loss at Anaheim. Rodriguez had to catch the whole game.
Rabelo starts on Thursday
(7/19/2007) Tigers C Mike Rabelo (calf) returned to the team's lineup Thursday against the Twins. He went 1-for-3 with one run, one triple and two sacrafice hits.
Rabelo sits on Wednesday
(7/18/2007) Tigers C Mike Rabelo (calf) did not return to action Wednesday against the Twins.
Rabelo doesn't play Tuesday
(7/18/2007) Ivan Rodriguez was starting behind the plate again on Tuesday at Minnesota, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Backup Mike Rabelo (calf) is still battling a calf injury.
Tigers' Rabelo has sore calf
(7/16/2007) Mike Rabelo left Sunday's game with a sore calf.
Rabelo might stick around
(6/8/2007) Tigers C Vance Wilson might be done for the year. He reaggravated his sore right forearm throwing long toss before Thursday's Triple-A game in Toledo against Syracuse. He had three at-bats while playing DH until the third inning, when he took himself out of the game due to soreness.
Rabelo's MLB to end soon
(6/8/2007) Mike Rabelo had two hits Thursday as C Ivan Rodriguez got a night off. Regular backup catcher Vance Wilson is on a rehab assignment in Toledo and is scheduled to begin testing his arm from behind the plate this weekend, with possible activation next week.
Rabelo set for return to minors
(5/21/2007) C Mike Rabelo might be destined to return to Triple-A Toledo in the next week or so, but he's showing the Tigers he's a viable option for the future. Rabelo gave C Ivan Rodriguez a day off Sunday and went 2-for-4 including an RBI single.
Rabelo records lots of firsts
(5/11/2007) Rookie C Mike Rabelo recorded plenty of firsts Thursday against the Mariners. He drove in his first major league run with his first major league triple off Seattle reliever Sean Green. His three hits were one more than his season total entering the game.
Rabelo back to the bench
(4/29/2007) Ivan Rodriguez (foot) is back in the lineup instead of Mike Rabelo for Sunday's series finale against the Twins. He is starting behind the plate sitting atop manager Jim Leyland's lineup after being unable to start the past two games.
Rabelo starts again for Pudge
(4/28/2007) Rookie Mike Rabelo started in place of Ivan Rodriguez Saturday for the second straight day and got his first major league hit, a single in the sixth to end an 0-for-15 start.
Leyland happy with Rabelo
(4/14/2007) Manager Jim Leyland said he was happy with the play of C Mike Rabelo, who played in Ivan Rodriguez's place on Thursday. "He did a good job," said Leyland. "He caught the ball extremely well."
Rabelo makes first MLB start
(4/13/2007) Tigers C Mike Rabelo made his first major league start Thursday in Toronto. Rabelo was brought up last September but appeared in just one game, striking out as a pinch hitter.
Rabelo to get rare start Thurs.
(4/12/2007) C Mike Rabelo will get his first start Thursday in Toronto, manager Jimmy Leyland said.
(4/10/2007) C Mike Rabelo is likely to make his first major league start Thursday in Toronto. Manager Jim Leyland was tempted to have him catch RHP Chad Durbin in his Detroit debut as a starter Monday since Rabelo caught him at Toledo last year but decided to continue with Ivan Rodriguez behind the plate because it was Baltimore's home opener. Regular backup C Vance Wilson was scheduled to fly to Birmingham, AL, Tuesday to check with Dr. James Andrews.
Rabelo to start on Thursday
(4/10/2007) Manager Jim Leyland said C Ivan Rodriguez would get Thursday off when the Tigers open a four-game series at Toronto. Mike Rabelo will catch LHP Mike Maroth in that game.
Rabelo to start once this week
(4/9/2007) C Mike Rabelo will probably get his first major league start this week when Detroit visits Baltimore or Toronto. Manager Jim Leyland indicated he would stick with Ivan Rodriguez behind the plate Monday even though Rabelo caught the starter, RHP Chad Durbin, last season at Toledo. But Leyland likes to keep Rodriguez fresh by giving him days off and seems more likely to do so when the Tigers play on the artificial surface at Toronto this weekend than in Baltimore.
Tigers call up Rabelo
(3/30/2007) Detroit placed Vance Wilson (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Detroit recalled catcher Mike Rabelo from Triple-A Toledo to take Wilson's spot on the 25-man roster.
Tigers make some more cuts
(3/19/2007) The Tigers optioned catcher Mike Rabelo and outfielder Brent Clevlen to Triple A Toledo. Sent to minor-league camp, to be assigned later to teams, were right-handed pitchers Craig Dingman and Dennis Tankersley, left-hander Joey Eischen, infielders Brent Dlugach, Mike Hessman and Kevin Hooper and outfielder Brandon Watson.
Tigers tender contracts to five
(2/7/2007) The Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Eulogio De La Cruz, RHP Preston Larrison, RHP Virgil Vazquez, LHP Edward Campusano and C Mike Rabelo on one-year contracts.
Mike Rabelo's deal purchased
(9/17/2006) The Tigers purchased the contracts of right-hander Chad Durbin and catcher Mike Rabelo from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday and designated the contract of right-hander Colby Lewis.
C Rabelo assigned to minors
(3/20/2006) The Tigers optioned RHP Eulogio De La Cruz, RHP Preston Larrison, RHP Humberto Sanchez, RHP Jordan Tata, SS Tony Giarratano, INF Kody Kirkland and OF Brent Clevlen to Double-A Erie of the EL. Also, they assigned RHP Tim Crabtree, RHP Colby Lewis, C Mike Rabelo, C Danilo Sanchez, 3B Kevin Hooper to their minor league camp.
Detroit invites C Rabelo
(1/11/2006) The Tigers invited C Brian Peterson, C Mike Rabelo, C Chris Robinson, C Danilo Sanchez, C Max St. Pierre, INF Mike Hessman, INF Kevin Hooper, INF Josh Phelps, OF Alexis Gomez and OF Reggie Taylor to spring training Wednesday.