Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Jan 18 '12
According to ESPN's Enrique Rojas, Orlando Cabrera has announced his retirement from baseball.
O-Cabs struggled to find suitors on the open market this winter after batting just .238/.267/.307 in 477 plate appearances last season between the Indians and Giants. The 37-year-old native of Colombia was a .272/.317/.390 lifetime hitter in over 1,900 major league games. He slugged 123 career home runs and tallied 2,055 career hits.
Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Sep 24 '11
Orlando Cabrera went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer as a Giant on Friday.
Cabrera was hitting just .213/.233/.238 in 122 at-bats for his new team. It seems doubtful that he'll find a starting job this winter, though he could continue his career as a utilityman if he so chooses.
Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Jul 30 '11
Giants acquired INF Orlando Cabrera from the Indians for OF Thomas Neal.
Cabrera has not enjoyed his finest offensive season and has lost a step or two defensively, but the Giants were low on quality middle infield depth and GM Brian Sabean loves his veterans. "O-Cabs" is expected to draw regular starts at shortstop and could also play a bit of second base.
Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Jun 29 '11
Orlando Cabrera went 4-for-6 with a double and an RBI as the Indians topped the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Cabrera has started two games in a row after hitting a go-ahead homer off the bench in the ninth inning Monday, and he's come through both games. In Tuesday's loss, he doubled, walked and stole a base. If Cabrera is back as the Indians' second baseman, it's bad news for those who picked up Cord Phelps.
Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Jun 28 '11
Orlando Cabrera hit a go-ahead homer off J.J. Putz in the top of the ninth to help the Indians beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday.
Cabrera started all three games in San Francisco over the weekend, going 2-for-10 as the Indians were swept. He came off the bench to deliver the big blow in this one. Given his poor performance, it might be for the best if he keeps coming off the bench going forward.
Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Jun 23 '11
Orlando Cabrera started at third base Wednesday for the second time in three days.
"I don't even know how I feel about playing third," said Cabrera, who had never played third prior to Monday's game. "I'm not sure how I can put it in words. I did feel a little uncomfortable, of course, because it's a new position." Jack Hannahan is batting just .184 since the start of May, so Indians manager Manny Acta is trying to keep both Cabrera and Cord Phelps in the starting lineup.
Orlando Cabrera 2B/SS SF Jun 20 '11
Orlando Cabrera will make his first career start at third base on Monday night against the Rockies.
It's also his first-ever appearance at the position. Cord Phelps is playing second base with Asdrubal Cabrera manning shortstop. O-Cabs is batting just .248/.270/.326 this season but has 32 RBI in 63 games.