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53 Melky Cabrera LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 8/11/1984 | Birthplace: Bajos De Haina, DR | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/87 | Average Draft Position: 97.03
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White Sox LF Melky Cabrera continues offensive explosion


by Jerry Palm | Bracketology/Bowls Expert
(8/2/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera continued to be a dangerous offensive weapon for his team on Sunday against the Yankees.

Cabrera went 2 for 4 with a RBI in the loss to New York.

Over his last 12 games, Cabrera is hitting .480 with 24 hits, eight doubles, three home runs and 17 RBI.


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera stays hot with four-hit night Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 4 for 5 in the 9-4 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Cabrera hit two doubles and a triple, falling a home run shy of the cycle. He scored a run and drove in a run, giving him 47 RBI on the season.

Cabrera is on fire right now, hitting safely in 10 of his last 11 games. He's batting .429 with two home runs, nine doubles and 13 RBI over his past 10 games.


Sizzling Melky Cabrera slams three hits in win for White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) The White Sox waited most of the year for Melky Cabrera to hit like Melky Cabrera. That wait is over.

Cabrera remained on a roll Saturday night in Cleveland with two RBI singles and a double. He scored twice in the blowout victory.

His first three-hit game since June 28 was also his fifth multi-hit game in the last seven. He has hit safely in 17 of 20 games in July and has sweetened his slash line to .270/.310/.369. His slugging percentage is at its highest point this season.


White Sox OF Melky Cabrera goes yard twice against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera apparently wasn't satisfied blasting off only from the left side of the plate Thursday against the host Indians. So when given the opportunity, he cranked one from the right side as well.

Cabrera hit a solo job in the fourth and two-run shot in the seventh for his first multi-homer game since last July and fifth tater since June 28. He had hit just one previously this year. Cabrera also walked in the win.

He has indeed been on a roll. His slugging percentage of .357 is at its highest point all season and has hit safely in 15 of 17 games in July.


Melky Cabrera hits in ninth straight for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 1 for 4 in Friday's win over the Cubs. 

Cabrera struck out twice, but the single extended his hitting streak to nine straight games. He's hitting .364 over the streak. 


White Sox OF Melky Cabrera homers in Thursday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera provided all the offense the White Sox needed during Thursday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Cabrera hit a solo home run off R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning. The solo shot was his fourth home run of season. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the contest.

Prior to Thursday's win, Cabrera was hitting .393 with two home runs and 10 RBI in his last 15 games.


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera collects two RBI in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera drove in two runs during Monday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. Cabrera drove in the runs when he hit a double off Mark Buehrle in the eighth inning. 

Cabrera went 2 for 4 at the plate with one run scored. Prior to Monday's game, Cabrera had been hitting .321 with two home runs and eight RBI in his last 15 games.


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera records two hits, RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 2 for 3 with a RBI in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Cabrera improved his slash line for the season to .258/.299/.327 with the multi-hit performance.


White Sox OF Melky Cabrera homers for 2nd time in three games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera homered for his only hit in five at-bats during a 7-1 win Wednesday against the Cardinals. 

He hit a solo home run off of John Lackey in the sixth inning for his third home run and second in three games. Cabrera also had an RBI groundout in the ninth inning.

The veteran outfielder is batting .361 (13 for 36) with one triple, two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, six runs, four walks and three strikeouts in his last nine games.


Melky Cabrera homes in three-hit day for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3 for 4 in Sunday's loss to Detroit. 

Cabrera has hit in the last three games and is 5 for his last 11. He also homered, his second of the year and first since May 6. 

Cabrera's homer went an estimated 450 feet, his longest shot since 2009.

Cabrera also drove in his second run in as many days and 26th of the year.


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera goes perfect 5 for 5 in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera was a very difficult out for the Rangers on Sunday.

As a matter of fact, the Rangers didn't get Cabrera out at all. Cabrera went a perfect 5 for 5 with a double and four singles. 

Cabrera snapped a 0-for-10 streak at the plate with the outburst, and boosted his batting average to .250 on the season.


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera slams two hits in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 2 for 4 in Friday's loss to the Rays.

The two hits added to Cabrera's recent surge at the plate. During his last four games, Cabrera is hitting .385 with five hits and three RBI.


White Sox LF Melky Cabrera benched against David Price


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Scuffling White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was moved down to sixth in the lineup Friday, has been moved out altogether Saturday against tough Tigers lefty David Price.

The switch-hitter is batting a disturbing .080 (4-for-50) against southpaws this season. His overall numbers are also uncharacteristically weak. He has just one home run in 217 at-bats.

Emilio Bonifacio is set to take his place against Price. 

"Just one day, give him a breather," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Cabrera, per MLB.com. "He doesn't necessarily want to be out for this, but I think one day's important for him just to watch and take a breather."


White Sox swap Melky Cabrera, Alexei Ramirez in batting order


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) White Sox manager Robin Ventura is making a slight change to his batting order for Friday's tilt against the Tigers. 

Left fielder Melky Cabrera is moving down to the sixth spot in the order for the first time this season. It's just the sixth time all year that Cabrera wasn't slotted in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games, but has just a .220 batting average over that span.

Shortstop Alexei Ramirez will move up to second in the order on Friday. Ramirez has spent most of the season batting sixth, but is sliding to the top of the lineup.


White Sox's Melky Cabrera abysmal vs. lefties


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera is just 4 for 46 with one walk and no extra-base hits against left-handers this season.

Cabrera, a switch-hitter, hasn't been much different against lefties than righties in his career, delivering a .755 OPS against righties and a .723 OPS against lefties, but he's been unable to find any success against southpaws in 2015, which has been a large contributor to the outfielder hitting just .241/.280/.276 with one home run and 17 RBI in 199 at-bats. The White Sox are projected to face three righty starters against the Rangers in a series that starts Thursday.


Gordon Beckham, Melky Cabrera get hits for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) The White Sox managed just four hits in Monday's shutout loss to Toronto. 

Third baseman Gordon Beckham went 1 for 4. Left fielder Melky Cabrera went 1 for 3. Avisail Garcia went 1 for 1, and Emilio Bonifacio went 1 for 3. 


White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu out of the lineup on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is out of the starting lineup for the first time this season on Wednesday, the team announced. 

Abreu will be replaced by Adam LaRoche at first with Melky Cabrera taking the third slot in the batting order.

"I would prefer to continue to play, stay in the lineup, but Robin made the decision to give me the day off," Abreu said through an interpreter. "I have to be ready just in case the team needs to me for an at-bat or something."

Abreu is hitting .288 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 118 at-bats this season. The White Sox are currently the underdogs (+110) against Milwaukee.


White Sox OF Melky Cabrera hits homer, gets 4 RBI in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday night's 7-6 win over the Tigers. 

Cabrera went yard to right field on a 2-1 pitch that scored Micah Johnson and Adam Eaton. It's Cabrera's first home run of the season. He finished the game with four RBI as he also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. 

Cabrera is now hitting .277/.330/.330 for the season. 


Ventura explains lineup moves of White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The lineup move Thursday made by White Sox manager Robin Ventura in which Alexei Ramirez was elevated to the second spot and Melky Cabrera dropped to third was done on a bit of a whim.

"It hasn't really jelled just yet so something to mix it up," Ventura told the Chicago Tribune. "Alexei has done well in the past hitting second."

Ramirez owns a .277 lifetime batting average hitting in the second spot, which is two points higher than his overall mark.

It is hope the switch will get Cabrera going. His .296 slugging percentage is 162 points lower than what he achieved in 2014. He has no home runs and five RBI.


White Sox's Melky Cabrera delivers walkoff single in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera went 1 for 4 with a walk and a walkoff RBI single in his team's 4-3 win over the Indians Monday.

The White Sox found themselves behind 3-0 with one out in the ninth inning, but two doubles sandwiched around one walk brought the first two runs of the inning home, and four straight singles followed to give the White Sox the dramatic win.

Cabrera entered play Saturday with just six singles in 37 at-bats, but he's 7 for 13 with a double and three RBI in his last three games. He has hit .260//275/.280 in 50 at-bats to start the season.


Melky Cabrera not worried about White Sox's slow start at plate


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera isn't worried about the team's slow start at the plate. He's still impressed with the Chicago offense. 

"This is a very good one, one of the best," he said, per MLB.com. "You have speed and you have power. You have everything and that's good for us. It makes you feel good, comfortable, when you are playing in a lineup like this."

"Our best way to handle the expectation is to keep the focus simple," he added. "To try hard every day and just think of what we can do and not what else the other teams can do. Just think of us and be confident in our talent."


Struggling White Sox OF Cabrera dips average to .162


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) White Sox newcomer Melky Cabrera. who has started hot in each of the last four years, is so cold to start this season that he could sink the Titanic.

Cabrera was batting .287, 324, .306 and .325 after nine games from 2011 through 2014 respectively. But after a hitless performance Friday in Detroit, his average has dipped to .162. He has scored just three runs and driven in none.

The veteran appears to be pressing at the plate. He has yet to walk and has no extra-base hits, leaving his leaving his on-base percentage and slugging percentage at .162 as well.


White Sox set Opening Day lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The White Sox posted their Opening Day lineup for Monday against the Royals. 

The Sox will start: Adam Eaton CF, Melky Cabrera LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Adam LaRoche DH, Leury Garcia RF, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Alexei Ramirez SS. Tyler Flowers C, Micah Johnson 2B. Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher.


Melky Cabrera fitting in with White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) New White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is with his sixth MLB organization, but he feels comfortable. 

"I think there is a way you have to build a chemistry and a relationship with a team, and for me it's been easy here to adapt with the guys," Cabrera said, per the Chicago Tribune.

Cabrera hit .305 in spring games and impressed his teammates at the plate. 

"You can't say enough about him at the plate," center fielder Adam Eaton said. "He handles the bat extremely well. It seems like every time I was on base or around him, he was hitting the ball on the nose, so we're excited to have him."

Cabrera's powerful arm has also helped improve the team's defense. 

"You want to be able to shut down the first to third," manager Robin Ventura said. "When you have arms like that it just keeps people from taking that extra base."


White Sox's Cabrera, Eaton learning each other's tendencies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) White Sox outfielders Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton are learning each other's tendencies, according to MLB.com.

The two players are expected to be at the top of the order once the regular season begins, and it's important that they can work together. "It's a process," Cabrera said. "We have to learn each other and how we can be successful together."

Both players sat down and discussed strategy recently, explained what they like to do in different situations. Eaton is expected to swipe a lot of bases, so it's important to him that Cabrera knows what situations he likes. On the flip side, there may be situations where Cabrera would prefer Eaton not run. 

Eaton seemed to be satisfied after talking to his new teammate. "This relationship is only going to build," Eaton said. "Like I said, we took leaps and bounds just on Day One. Hopefully, we'll continue to work on that. I think it's going to be very important to the offense."