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53 Melky Cabrera OF
Height/Weight: 5-10/208 | Birthdate: 8/11/1984 | Birthplace: Bajos De Haina, DR | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 73/37 | Average Draft Position: 199.82

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GM: Blue Jays have talked with Melky, but 'not close to anything'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:42 pm ET) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday he has talked with free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, but "right now, we're not close to anything," according to MLB Network Radio. Anthopoulos added they would like to re-sign Cabrera.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported Thursday the White Sox are the latest team to show interest in Cabrera and could consider pursuing the veteran outfielder in free agency. Cabrera hit .301 with 16 home runs, 35 doubles and 73 RBI in 139 games in 2014.


White Sox showing interest in outfielder Melky Cabrera


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9:58 am ET) The White Sox are the latest team to show interest in Melky Cabrera and could consider pursuing the veteran outfielder in free agency, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

The White Sox struggled from the No. 2 spot in the batting order in 2014, posting a .279 on-base percentage as a team, which was 29th out of 30 teams. White Sox No. 2 hitters also posted a .634 OPS, which ranked 24th.

If the White Sox pursue Cabrera, then they could be competing against the likes of Toronto, Baltimore and Seattle to sign the 30-year-old outfielder. Cabrera hit .301 with 16 home runs, 35 doubles and 73 RBI in 139 games in 2014.


Melky Cabrera turns down Blue Jays' qualifying offer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Outfielder Melky Cabrera officially declined Monday the Blue Jays' one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer. If Cabrera signs with another team, the Blue Jays will receive draft-pick compensation.

Royals could pursue Santana, Cabrera, Hunter in free agency


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) While the Royals are expected to have a payroll in the range of $90-100 million in 2015, which hurts their chances of re-signing ace James Shields, the team is expected to be active in the free-agent market, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Three targets expected to be on the Royals' radar this offseason are starting pitcher Ervin Santana, outfielder Melky Cabrera and outfielder Torii Hunter.


Blue Jays waiting on contract agreement with Melky Cabrera


(11/4/2014) While the Blue Jays have officially extended a qualifying offer to outfielder Melky Cabrera, the two sides remain apart on an agreement.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Sportsnet 590 The FAN that finding out Cabrera’s market value will be difficult without offers from other teams.

"It may be one of those things where (Cabrera) needs to go out and see what the offers are to really find out what his worth is,” Anthopoulos said, per the Toronto Star. "No one knows what his true market value is because there really isn’t anybody to compare him to, and that’s where I think they may need to go out and see and then come back to us, and we may have more productive dialogue at that point."

Re-signing Cabrera is a top offseason priority for the Blue Jays. Cabrera hit .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games during the 2014 season.


Blue Jays extend qualifying offer to Melky Cabrera


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Blue Jays have extended a qualifying offer to outfielder Melky Cabrera, Sportsnet.ca reports.

Cabrera is expected to decline the offer by the Nov. 10 deadline, allowing the Blue Jays to gain a compensatory draft pick if he signs with another team. He hit .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs, 73 RBI and six stolen bases in 568 at-bats.


Jose Bautista hoping Melky Cabrera remains with Blue Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) Blue Jays star teammate Jose Bautista has handicapped a return of free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera at about 50-50, per Sportsnet.

"I think he's going to allow the team a chance to come and match any offer that he might get out on the free agent market," Bautista said. "I think the Blue Jays are going to have a shot at bringing him back so hopefully for our fan base and for my sake - making my job easier and having him on base a lot, because he does get on base a lot with his bat - hopefully the team does take that chance and re-sign him somehow."

Cabrera performed well in his second season with Toronto, compiling a stat line of .301/.351/.458 and scoring 81 runs.


Failed talks could free OF Melky Cabrera from Blue Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Blue Jays slugger Melky Cabrera appears destined for free agency despite contract discussions with his current team.

"Clearly both sides right now can't seem to get together for various reasons," general manager Alex Anthopoulos told 590 The Fan on Friday.

The outfielder bounced back from a PED suspension to shine in 2014 with a stat line of .301/.351/.458 and 81 runs scored.


Blue Jays to extend qualifying offer to Melky Cabrera


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) The Blue Jays plan to extend a qualifying offer to outfielder Melky Cabrera, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Tursday.

The qualifying offer to Cabrera will likely be between $15-16 million, according to the report, but the team won't stop there. The Blue Jays are also expected to negotiate with Cabrera on a long-term extension, coming off Cabrera's two-year, $16 million deal.

Cabrera hit .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a broken pinky earlier in the month.  


Melky Cabrera, Chad Jenkins both have season-ending surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and pitcher Chad Jenkins both underwent successful surgery on Monday, Sportsnet.ca reports. Cabrera had a procedure to repair a broken bone in his right pinkie finger, while Jenkins had a procedure to repair a fractured right hand. Both players were ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Melky Cabrera to have season-ending surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will have season-ending surgery on his broken pinky, according to the Toronto Star.

Cabrera injured his finger during Friday's game. He was removed in the middle of the contest, and went to have X-rays. Cabrera will undergo surgery at some point next week. He hit .300/.348/.457 over 567 at-bats.


Melky Cabrera leaves with finger injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera left Friday's game with a finger injury.

Cabrera will have precautionary X-rays on the pinky finger on his right hand. He injured himself on a pick off attempt, but didn't leave the game until fouling a ball off in the sixth inning.


Melky Cabrera goes yard in lopsided loss to White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera brought his team as close as it would get after the first inning of its Friday night blowout defeat to the White Sox. He smashed a two-run homer off Hector Noesi that closed the deficit to 5-4.

Cabrera has been one of the most consistently productuve players in the bigs all season. He has had just three hitless games since July 23 and is sporting a fine stat line of .313/.368/.478.


Melky Cabrera gets on base eight times in extra-inning marathon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera reached base eight times in Sunday's 19-inning marathon against the Tigers.

Cabrera singled in the first, seven and 12th innings, respectively. He finished 3 for 5 with five walks and an RBI in a 6-5 victory. He is hitting .318/.374/.480 with 14 homers and 62 RBI in 481 at-bats.

Melky Cabrera ready to roll despite HBP to elbow Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is back in the lineup Friday against Detroit after being removed from the Thursday game with an sore elbow sustained on a hit-by-pitch.

Cabrera, who has been consistent and productive throughout the season, is on pace to score about 100 runs.


Melky Cabrera exits game after HBP


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera was forced out of Thursday's game against the Orioles it after being hit by a pitch on the elbow in the first inning. X-rays on his elbow came back negative, and he is listed as day to day moving forward.

Cabrera owns a .315/.367/.480 slash line with 14 homers and 59 RBI in 115 at-bats.

Melky Cabrera smacks two home runs in comfortable win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera had a monster game at the plate, launching a pair of homers in his team's 14-1 win over the Red Sox in Boston.

Cabrera opened the game with a two-run bomb in the opening frame, followed by a three-run blast in the sixth inning. He also credited with an RBI on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. He finished 2 for 4 with a walk, three runs scored and five RBI. He owns a .313/.362/.487 slash line with 14 homers and 58 RBI in 435 at-bats.

Melky Cabrera smacks three doubles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera doubled three times in four at-bats Thursday, helping Toronto trounce the Red Sox 8-0. Cabrera drove in two runs, scored one and also drew a walk as he upped his average to .311/.359/.474 in 418 at-bats.

Cabrera, who has 26 doubles, hit one each off three different Boston pitchers.


Melky Cabrera nails 12th homer in win over Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is on a mini-tear, courtesy of a three-hit game Saturday and an explosion Sunday against Texas.

Cabrera blasted a solo home run in the seventh and also had two singles, including a two-run job in the eighth. He scored twice and sweetened his stat line to .307/.354/.465.


Melky Cabrera has one home run in his last 35 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera headed into the All-Star break having hit safely in 10 of 12 July games. He is batting .298 with no home runs, one double, one triple, three RBI, four runs and six walks in July.

Cabrera has gone 22 games without a home run and has one in his last 35 games. He homered 10 times in his first 60 games.

In his career, Cabrera has a .284 average, .338 on-base percentage, .412 slugging percentage and .750 OPS after the All-Star break. Cabrera was limited to 10 games in the second half last season due to injury.


Melky Cabrera begins July with RBI triple


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera had an RBI triple in four at-bats and totaled one run during a 4-1 win Tuesday against the Brewers. Cabrera now has three triples on the season.

Cabrera is coming off a June in which he hit .278 with a .325 on-base percentage, .426 slugging percentage, .751 OPS, three home runs, seven doubles, 12 RBI and 15 runs in games.


Melky Cabrera belts 10th home run of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera became the fifth Toronto player to reach the 10-home run mark on Thursday, crushing a solo shot off Phil Coke in the ninth inning of a 7-3 win over Detroit. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Cabrera has homered twice in as many days. He is hitting .307 with 10 homers and 33 RBI in 254 at-bats.

Melky Cabrera scores three times in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera had a big impact in an 8-2 win over the Tigers Wednesday.

Cabrera was one of three batters to record multiple hits for the Blue Jays, and all three batted in order in the lineup. He took advantage of that by being at the top of the trio, scoring three runs while going 3 for 5. He also drove in two runs, one coming on a first-inning solo home run.

Cabrera is off to a strong start, ranking 10th in the American League with a .309 batting average. He also has nine home runs and an .841 OPS in 59 games played. 


Melky Cabrera goes deep for No. 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera continued his bounceback campaign Thursday, as he went deep again in a 7-2 win over the Red Sox.

Cabrera had just one hit in Thursday's game, but reached base three times thanks to a pair of walks. The one hit was a big one, as he hit his eighth home run of the season.

Cabrera finished the three-game season with the Red Sox 6 for 13, raising his average to .320, good for fourth in the American League. 


Melky Cabrera continues to put up solid numbers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera totaled three hits, including his sixth home run, during a 7-2 win Sunday against the Pirates. Cabrera made it 6-1 with a two-run homer off Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning.

Cabrera is batting .369 (24 for 65) with two triples, two home runs, four doubles, nine RBI and 11 runs in his last 15 games.