Melky Cabrera leaves the diamond
The Dominican won two World Series rings
Dominican Melky Cabrera, who defended the Major League outfield from 2005 to 2019, announced his retirement yesterday, according to a report by Héctor Gómez, a journalist in the Dominican Republic.
Cabrera, 37, signed with the Yankees in 2001 and played his first five seasons in New York, including 2009, when he hit .391 with a pair of doubles in the ALCS against the Angels, helping the Yankees reach—and then win—the World Series.
The Yankees traded Cabrera to the Braves in December 2009.
He played 147 with Atlanta in 2019 and posted a .671 OPS. He was then released and made a deal with the Royals.
Cabrera broke out with Kansas City in 2011, hitting .305/.339/.470 with 18 home runs and 20 stolen bases.
The Royals traded the Bajo De Haina native to the Giants, with whom he attended the All-Star Game in 2012, taking MVP honors at Kauffman Stadium.
From 2013 to 2016, Cabrera continued his productivity at the plate.
During that span he hit .288/.334/.423 in 526 games with the Blue Jays and White Sox.
His last year in the Majors hit .280/.313/.399 with seven homers.— MLB
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