Melky Cabrera RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays, hopeful to re-sign improved Melky, begin contract talks

    CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Toronto is very interested in bringing back Cabrera, and is said to be willing to offer at least a three-year deal following Cabrera's fine 2014 season in Toronto. Talks are seen as preliminary thus far, but..." October 23

  • Anthopoulos: Dialogue but no deal with Cabrera

    Sportsnet.ca "Mere weeks stand between Melky Cabrera and the open market, and it looks as though the switch-hitting outfielder will reach free agency, as expected. “Clearly both sides right now can’t seem to get together for various reasons,” Alex Anthopoulos said on The Jeff Blair Show on Sportsnet 590 The..." October 10

  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offer to Melky, hope to keep him

    CBSSports.com "Melky Cabrera can double his salary if he desires. The Blue Jays have decided to extend him a qualifying offer, which is expected to be in the range of $15 million to $16 million this winter. That would almost precisely double his salary, as Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with..." September 16

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays announce Melky Cabrera (fractured finger) & Chad Jenkins (right hand fracture) had successful surgery this morning.

  • Melky Cabrera did something no batter has done since a Hall of Famer 42 years ago

    Hardball Talk "n the Blue Jays’ marathon 19-inning win over the Tigers last night Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera reached base eight times, hitting three singles and drawing five walks. The last hitter to reach base eight or more times in a game was Hall of Famer Rod Carew in 1972. And before that it was..." August 11

  • After health scare, Cabrera looks to return to form

    MLB.com "When the Blue Jays entered the home stretch last season, baseball was the furthest thing from Melky Cabrera's mind. It was mid-August and Cabrera had just received the news that a tumor had been discovered in his lower back. All of a sudden, the game that Cabrera had come to love over so many..." February 28

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    #BlueJays discovered a benign tumor near the spine of Melky Cabrera's lower back. It has since been removed.

  • Jays' Morrow, Cabrera not likely back in ‘13

    Sportsnet.ca "Brandon Morrow and Melky Cabrera who both spent considerable portions of the summer on the disabled list will likely finish the 2013 season on the DL and prepare for a 2014 return. Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons doesn’t expect Morrow or Cabrera to return Sportsnet’s Barry Davis reported..." August 22

  • Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera gone until at least September

    Toronto Star "There are rare times when an injured player forced onto the disabled list actually becomes a benefit and a relief to the team that suffers the injury. Such was the case with the Blue Jays and Melky Cabrera after an injured left knee meant the Jays had to shut him down for 15 days. Cabrera turns..." August 04

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Melky Cabrera to DL with left knee strain. Neal Wagner recalled

  • MLB: A-Rod and eight others to be suspended this week

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most..." July 31

  • Report: Bonifacio most likely Jay to be traded

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays could end up moving utility infielder Emilio Bonifacio before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports Bonifacio is the Blue Jays player that is most likely to be traded. The Blue Jays thought Bonifacio would be able to help fill..." July 31

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Bonifacio #BlueJays player most likely to move but team mostly quiet. Jays also shopping Melky per @BNightengale on @MLBNetwork.

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Melky Cabrera should return within the next few days, Gibbons said. Legs not at 100% strength but it's something Melky will play through

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays outfielder Melky Cabrera and RHP Sergio Santos continue their rehab assignments tonight at triple-A Buffalo.

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    In New Hampshire's 5-0 win, Melky Cabrera 2-3/2-run HR in rehab start, played 7 innings in LF.

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Gibbons: Cabrera might be ready for rehab assignment later this week. Won't return until after all-star break.

  • Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, Cabrera on DL

    Toronto Star "The life of a major leaguer, the life of a legend, the life of the party, that’s Blue Jays’ infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Trying to meet any of those expectations is tough enough, but being all those things to an entire country can be an amazing roller-coaster ride. One day you’re smiling and..." June 28

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Melky Cabrera to get MRI on legs tomorrow to make sure no major issues. He's had tightness in his hamstrings #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays' Cabrera hitting in second spot again

    Toronto Sun "On Thursday, before the game against Boston, manager John Gibbons waxed poetic about the virtues of DH/1B Adam Lind and how he was going to have him hit out of the No. 2 spot in the batting order, that he’d run with it for a while and see how it goes. The experiment lasted one day as Friday’s..." May 04

  • Report: Biogenesis documents link A-Rod to HGH

    ESPN.com "The South Florida clinic suspected by Major League Baseball investigators of being a source of performance-enhancing drugs for more than 30 players, including Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera, in some instances obtained the banned substances through forged prescription forms, according to..." April 26

  • Cano sticks with A-Rod, Melky

    ESPN.com "Robinson Cano is pals with Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera. A-Rod has been a mentor to Cano. Cabrera has been one of his best friends in the game. In media reports, Rodriguez and Cabrera have been linked to Anthony Bosch, the Miami man accused of having supplied performance-enhancing drugs to..." February 18

  • Melky should stay silent

    Toronto Sun "Everybody seems to be up in arms that Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera released a statement on Friday morning about his positive drug test while adding that he’ll say nothing further. I’ll tell you what. I’m glad he isn’t saying anything else. Yes, MLB is still investigating the case. But the..." February 16

  • Melky Cabrera tight-lipped about PEDs

    Toronto Sun "Anyone who was hoping to learn the why, the how or the when of Melky Cabrera’s performance enhancing drug use that led to a 50-game suspension last season, got only scant enlightenment Friday. Cabrera arrived in the Blue Jays’ camp to start earning his two-year, $16 million contract and the..." February 16

  • Alex Anthopoulos did due diligence on Melky Cabrera

    Toronto Sun "If anybody has a question about Melky Cabrera, there’s a very good chance Alex Anthopoulos has already asked it. He’s not prepared to share all the answers but he’s clear on one thing: Before they signed Cabrera, coming off a 50-game PED suspension, the Blue Jays did exhaustive..." February 16

  • Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera expected to meet the media Friday

    National Post "Melky Cabrera, the free-agent outfielder who signed with Toronto after serving a drug suspension last year, is expected to meet the media after reporting to camp Friday morning. Cabrera, who played for the San Francisco Giants last season, served a 50-game suspension after testing positive for..." February 14

  • Melky Cabrera Gives Blue Jays Much-Needed Change In Left Field

    Bluebird Banter "During the Q & A portion of the Blue Jays' State of the Franchise event last week, the second-last question, from multiple season ticket holders, was directed toward general manager Alex Anthopoulos: We're interested in learning about the dialogue and consideration process behind the..." February 13

  • Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera still troubled by PED past

    Toronto Star "No matter how free of performance-enhancing drugs Melky Cabrera may truly be when he reports to Blue Jays’ training camp in 2013, the all-star left fielder will still have trouble running from his past. Renewed steroid controversy surfaced, stemming from a Miami New Times blockbuster last week..." February 06