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Melky Cabrera not expected to play again this season

Aug 22, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

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Melky Cabrera has been on the disabled list since August 2 with a strained knee and Barry Davis of Sportsnet in Canada reports that the outfielder is not expected to rejoin the Blue Jays this season.

Cabrera has played just 88 of 127 games due to multiple injuries and wasn’t much good when healthy enough to be in the lineup either, hitting .279 with three homers and a .682 OPS. That’s a 224-point drop in OPS from Cabrera’s pre-suspension production with the Giants last season and a 127-point drop from his 2011 work with the Royals. It does, however, match up pretty closely with his .707 OPS from 2005-2010.

Cabrera is making $8 million this season and will get $8 million next year too.

  1. misterj167 - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Completely off-topic, but is anyone else having problems playing the videos?

    • moonlandingwasfaked - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Only on Melky’s site

    • paperlions - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      It is probably because you have ad block plus engaged, it blocks the commercials so the player freezes up and the video never plays….just disable it for the site and re-enable after playing the video

      • misterj167 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        Ah yeah that did it…

  2. jaysfan64 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Melky has not really been healthy all season, so it’s not like we’re missing anything here…

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      He had hamstring problems prior to the knee problem. He sucked it up, and played with sore hamstrings that limited his mobility. He actually showed a lot of grit by being on the field.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM

        Oh he sucked alright, basically what you see is what you get as Melky was never more then a 4th outfielder and on the right team (the jays clearly are not this team) he could be a nice part of your bench. But if you play this guy everyday you will get burned

  3. chip56 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Nope, steroids have absolutely no impact in performance :-)

    • number42is1 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      only took 11 minutes… not to shabby

      • chip56 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        “too shabby” if you’re going to be snarky bring the grammar.

    • number42is1 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      grammar is overrated… wasn’t even being snarky i was about to post ” How long till someone bring up PED’s and then i saw your post….

      • chip56 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        Ah, well my bad then…carry on.

      • chip56 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        And technically Gleeman brought up steroids first.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Not sure what the Blue Jays were thinking with this one- with the taint of PED’s, Melky has always been an average to below average player. The only thing more perplexing was their hiring of John Gibbons.

  5. bmoreravens1012013 - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    surprise, surprise…..

  6. bobwsc - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    did the Jays have their parade for winning the offseason yet?

    • Old Gator - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      No, they haven’t finished cleaning up behind the one for the Nationals yet.

      • natslady - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        meanie. (Also, off-topic).

  7. paperlions - Aug 22, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Melky BABIP/HR

    2008 .271/8
    2009 .288/13
    2010 .288/4
    2011 .339/18
    2012 .372/11
    2013 .313/3

    Yep, he’s the picture of consistency and steroids help you hit the ball where they ain’t.

    • bh192012 - Aug 22, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      I believe that’s sarcasm, but yeah, being stronger and faster WILL help you hit the ball where they aint.

      • jwbiii - Aug 22, 2013 at 5:05 PM

        He has a career high LD% this season.

    • Arods Other Doctor - Aug 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      What point are you trying to make? Whatever it is, I’m pretty sure it’s dumb.

  8. aceshigh11 - Aug 22, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Countdown to more dirtyharry gloating in 3, 2…

  9. TheMorningStar - Aug 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Another terrible acquisition by Alex Anthropolous.

    Other than Brian Cashman, Anthropolous has had a terrible 2013; he should be fired immediately after the Blue Jays finish out this massively disappointing campaign.

    Hang in there Blue Jay fans, 2014 will be here before you can say Cito Gaston.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      What good will 2014 do? They will not be big players in the free agent market and they have a lot of these same players back., at least with Cashman most of the players they signed were “1” year deals and a LOT comes off the books this off season. Not so with the bluejays

  10. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Melky and Jose should take the rest of the year off and hit the bars and pick up chicks!! I mean might as well kick back and take it easy, the jays don’t need them to finish in last place right?

    • canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Shame someone who I assume was born in 1971 trolls blue jays stories like a 14 yr boy who’s never had a date in his life. Try to grow up a bit there dude

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

        No wonder they say Canada has the worst educational system in the world, 1971 is the year the movie came out dumba$$!!!! I was born in 1951 so get it right!!

  11. canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Oh well, he can take the year off, get healthy and come back ready with a full training camp next year and come back into form. Let the prospects finish the year out.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      next year wont be any better bud, this team is on the highway to last place!! And the bluejays are going downnnnnnnn,downnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!

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