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Melky Cabrera returns from the disabled list

Jul 21, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

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John Lott of the National Post reports that Melky Cabrera has been activated from the disabled list and is back in Toronto’s starting lineup — batting fifth and playing left field — on Sunday vs. the Rays.

Cabrera was out for seven weeks with tendinitis in his left knee. Some knee discomfort still remains, but he feels well enough to attempt to play through it.

Melky is batting just .278/.321/.362 with three home runs and 29 RBI through 78 games this season for Toronto. The 28-year-old signed a two-year, $16 million free agent contract in December 2012.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Melky you might as well stay on the DL, the ship has already sunk!!! Save yourself!!

    • nbjays - Jul 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Says the Yankee fan…

      Just shut up, ‘harry. You sound like a broken record.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        Let me get you a towel so you can dry those eyes, I know its been a long long season for all 6 bluejay fans this year, lol

      • nbjays - Jul 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM

        Hint for you harry… there are a lot more pissed off and disappointed Yankee fans this year than Jays fans. We know how entitled you think you are.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:08 AM

        Hint for you little jays fan, any “true” Yankee fan would have known coming into this season we had way too much age on this team (see the 1 year deals to older players). The jays on the other hand who have not competed in what? 20+ years? well all (6) jays fans expected playoffs, you know what the Yanks do almost every year? And instead the team got worse!! hahahahhhahahahhaa so sorry I love your pain and I think its a riot. Can’t wait until you join the expos!!! bye bye!!

      • mathieug79 - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:27 AM

        Dirty Harry your mom called, she wants you to go play in traffic!!

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Melky hit a single in his first at bat and scored the first run of the game. Before the game, there was a ceremony for Carlos Delgado as his name was added to the Wall Of Excellence.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 21, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      Dickey gave up another 3 HR game today, notice the jays starters this year love to give up 3 HR games? Anyway that will be good for RA’s 11 Loss of the season as he falls to 8-11 and that’s 26 long balls he’s given up this season. That has to be on pace for 40+ I figure. And he has a nice bloated 4.75 ERA on the year, im so happy this guy gets to pitch for the jays again next year. The mets sure took the jays to the cleaners in this trade move, how is AA still employed? Well who cares as long as he stays in Toronto that’s all that matters, lol

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 21, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      43 thumbs down so far. Either somebody does not like Carlos Delgado or the thumb harpie is at work.

      • nbjays - Jul 21, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        That would be Harry… logging out, clearing cache, logging in, thumbing down… rinse and repeat.

        If only he’d get a life…

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:05 AM

        HAHA you wish it was me, I have this one account and nothing more. People here are just sick of hearing about the train wreck also known as the bluejays. NOBODY CARES!!!

  3. chip56 - Jul 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Nah – Performance Enhancing Drugs don’t enhance performance at all.

  4. Shayna - Jul 22, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Cabrera wasn’t on the DL for seven weeks. According to the Jays website, he played on 27 June, was DL’d that day and, as you correctly report, returned today–i.e., less than four weeks later. Which means that the hitters’ gift shop will probably be re-opening in left field again. Sigh.

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