The Dominican Melky Cabrera, who defended the prairies of the Majors between 2005 and 2019, introduced his retirement on Friday, in response to a report by Héctor Gómez, of Z101 Digital within the Dominican Republic.
Cabrera, 37, signed with the Yankees in 2001 and performed his first 5 seasons in New York, together with 2009, when he hit .391 with a pair of doubles within the AL Championship Series in opposition to the Angels for assist the Yankees attain – after which win – the World Series.
The Yankees traded Cabrera to the Braves in December 2009. He went 147 for Atlanta in 2019 and posted a .671 OPS. He was then launched and made a cope with the Royals. Cabrera broke out with Kansas City in 2011, hitting .305/.339/.470 with 18 residence runs and 20 stolen bases.
The Royals traded the Bajo De Haina native to the Giants, with whom he attended the 2012 All-Star Game, taking MVP honors at Kauffman Stadium. After that marketing campaign, he was suspended 50 video games for violating MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. In 113 video games that yr, he hit .346/.390/.516 with 11 photographs and 13 steals.
Between 2013 and 2016, Cabrera continued his productiveness on the plate. He hit .288/.334/.423 in 526 video games with the Blue Jays and White Sox throughout that stretch. Chicago despatched him to Kansas City on the commerce deadline, with whom he posted a .702 OPS in 58 video games.
As a free agent, Cabrera signed with Cleveland and posted a .755 OPS in 75 video games in 2018. In 2019 — his closing yr within the majors — he hit .280/.313/.399 with seven homers in 133 video games with Pittsburgh.