Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Melky Cabrera Newsbeat

Friday, January 14, 2022

Melky Cabrera retires after 15 seasons

Cabrera began his MLB career 17 years ago as a member of the New York Yankees and spent five seasons in the Bronx before moving on to the Atlanta Braves and then the Kansas City Royals.

Cabrera was on the move again in 2012, joining the San Francisco Giants where he enjoyed the best season of his career, hitting .346 and making the National League All-Star Team where he won game MVP. However, Cabrera was handed a 50-game suspension one month later after testing positive for a banned substance and was forced to miss the rest of the season. He was MLB’s hits leader at the time of the penalty while the Giants went on to win their second World Series in three years.

The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, native then signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays where he struggled during his first season but came on strong in 2014 after off-season shoulder surgery, hitting .301 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2022 at 01:20 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: melky cabrera

 

 

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
A triple short of the cycle
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNBA 2021-2022 Season Thread
(1992 - 12:30am, Jan 20)
Last: rr: cosmopolitan elite

NewsblogHow a heart attack led to Hall of Famer Greg Maddux spurning Yankees for Braves
(1 - 11:55pm, Jan 19)
Last: Jack Sommers

NewsblogHow baseball changed forever in 1972: A timeline of MLB's most memorable events, 50 years later
(4 - 11:53pm, Jan 19)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogBaseball Hall of Fame tracker 2022
(1073 - 11:34pm, Jan 19)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogWhy does Baseball Hall of Fame voting make people so mad?
(7 - 11:27pm, Jan 19)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogRosenthal: The pressure is mounting — MLB cannot afford to lose games this season
(17 - 11:08pm, Jan 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Domestic Cups, Congested Fixture Lists and Winter Breaks
(253 - 11:00pm, Jan 19)
Last: MY PAIN IS NOT A HOLIDAY (CoB).

NewsblogWhat would a Mets trade package for Luis Castillo look like?
(9 - 10:43pm, Jan 19)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogMLB, union stopped blood testing for HGH due to pandemic
(441 - 9:36pm, Jan 19)
Last: Ziggy: social distancing since 1980

NewsblogMelky Cabrera retires after 15 seasons
(35 - 7:53pm, Jan 19)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogIf the Blue Jays truly believe in the dynamic duo of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, now is the time to get the deals done
(16 - 4:57pm, Jan 19)
Last: Darren

NewsblogAnthony DeSclafani, San Francisco Giants agree to three-year, $36M contract, sources say
(11 - 3:32pm, Jan 19)
Last: Smitty*

NewsblogDodgers promote former MLB reliever Brandon Gomes to general manager as L.A. reshapes front office
(6 - 3:07pm, Jan 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAfter 14 seasons, Francisco Liriano hangs up spikes
(10 - 3:01pm, Jan 19)
Last: gef the talking mongoose, peppery hostile

NewsblogThe history of baseball’s revenue streams
(7 - 10:51am, Jan 19)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.8767 seconds
43 querie(s) executed