Everth Cabrera SS BAL 1 day ago

Cabrera looks like he will start the season as Baltimore's shortstop with J.J. hardy likely to begin the season on the disabled list, MASN Sports reports.

Hardy is almost certainly ruled out for Opening Day at this point and he could miss a good chunk of April with a shoulder injury. It is between Cabrera and Ryan Flaherty for the Opening Day job, but it looks like the Orioles are leaning toward Cabrera. Hardy figures to miss at least the first week of the season. Cabrera singled three times in Monday's game, but he has attempted just two steals this spring in 46 at-bats. If Cabrera is the starter, he could be the leadoff hitter or hit at the bottom of the order.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 2 weeks ago

Cabrera will start in centerfield in Monday's Grapefruit League game, MASN Sports reports.

Cabrera has seen work mostly at shortstop and second base this spring, but the Orioles are considering him for a super utility role. If he makes the team, Cabrera in theory could play anywhere but pitcher and catcher. At the plate, he is 4-for-18 and was caught stealing in his only attempt this spring. The Orioles have very little speed, but it seems the team does not place much value on that. Cabrera would make sense as a late game replacement as a pinch runner, but he will have to beat out Ryan Flaherty and Jimmy Paredes for the last roster spot.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 1 month ago

Cabrera is expected to play around the infield in early spring training, but will also get a look in the outfield later on, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Cabrera has had a rocky offseason, and still faces issues with driving under the influence of marijuana, but is now focused on getting in some work with his new team. If Cabrera can show enough versatility, he should be able to nab a utility spot at the very least. General manager Dan Duquette also hinted that they plan to put him at a spot in the order which would allow him to get on base in front of the power hitters, indicating he could be batting near the top of the order or at the bottom.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 1 month ago

Cabrera has officially agreed on a one-year deal with the Orioles and will report to camp Tuesday, Brittany Ghiroli of Orioles.com reports.

The deal in place is valued at $2.4 million for one year with up to $600K in incentives. Cabrera will likely serve as a utility infielder during his stint in Baltimore, although there's a possibility that he could take over duties at second base from Jonathan Schoop. Before this happens, however, he'll have to settle an outstanding issue from September regarding driving under the influence of marijuana. Without a clear spot in the starting lineup and potential time off the field looming, Cabrera is a risky option to invest in at this point in the preseason.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 1 month ago

The Orioles appear to have a deal in place for Cabrera (hamstring), MASN Sports reports.The deal is pending Cabrera's physical and the Orioles are also seeking more information on what might happen if he faces a conviction for driving under the influence of marijuana following a September, 2014 arrest. Jail time appears to be a possibility. If Cabrera signs, he could threaten Jonathan Schoop for the starting second base job or Ryan Flaherty for the utility infielder job. Cabrera has had lingering hamstring issues, which led to him playing in just 90 games. If he plays full time, Cabrera can lead the league in steals, but the Orioles were last in MLB in stolen bases in 2014. It does not appear the team places much emphasis on speed on the basepaths.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 4 months ago

The Padres declined to tender Cabrera (hamstring) a contract, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

A Sept. 3 arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana may have influenced this decision, but Cabrera simply didn't perform last season (.232/.272/.300) and he once again battled hamstring issues, which limited him to 90 games. An All-Star in 2013, Cabrera still has ample speed and should have no problem latching on elsewhere on a major league deal, though a starting role may not be guaranteed.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 6 months ago

Cabrera (hamstring) will not play again this season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cabrera still has not rejoined the team since his Sept. 3 arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, but manager Bud Black said the legal matters have not slowed his return. Rather, Cabrera simply has not progressed enough with his hamstring injury to warrant playing again this season. "Physically, his hamstring just never bounced back," Black said. Cabrera ends the 2014 campaign with a .232/.272/.300 batting line and 18 stolen bases in 90 games. He is arbitration-eligible in the offseason.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 6 months ago

Cabrera (hamstring) is "doubtful" to return to the Padres prior to the end of their current homestand on Sept. 24, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Padres were previously optimistic that Cabrera would return before the conclusion of a 10-game homestand, but that no longer appears to be the case. The team has just four games left on the schedule after Sept. 24, so it's now seemingly unlikely that Cabrera sees another at-bat for San Diego in 2014. He'll have a full offseason to recover from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since Aug. 10, and would presumably return to the starting shortstop role at the start of spring training.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 6 months ago

Manager Bud Black is hopeful that Cabrera will return during the Padres' current homestand, which concludes on Sept. 24, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cabrera, who hasn't played since Aug. 10, is currently working out the kinks with the Padres' instructional league squad. His citation for driving under the influence of marijuana in early September could affect his playing status once he's activated from the disabled list, but in any case, he appears to be closing in on a return to action. In the meantime, Alexi Amarista will cover shortstop.

Everth Cabrera SS BAL 7 months ago

Cabrera (hamstring) is not expected to join the Padres this weekend in Arizona, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "Let's see how this whole process plays out, even how his hamstring is," manager Bud Black said Wednesday. "I still think there's some information-gathering with MLB and authorities that I'm not privy to. Organizationally, we're going to wait for all this to get settled and cleared. Then if this all plays out positively, he can get active."

Black had previously expressed hope that Cabrera would return this weekend, but it now sounds like the team will wait until the league addresses the situation before thinking about reinstating the 27-year-old. Cabrera was cited for driving under the influence of marijuana last Wednesday, which the team was said to be taking "very seriously," but his hamstring is still a concern as well. He was reportedly still feeling pain while running as recently as last week.