Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
2 months ago

Cabrera is out of Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting .260/.295/.365 with one home run in 104 at-bats in the season's final month. Jorge Bonifacio will start in right field and hit fifth.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
3 months ago

Cabrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's 1-0 win at Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera drove in the game's lone run with a single in the third inning, but was also caught stealing later in that frame. The veteran outfielder continues to bat third in the order for Kansas City's underwhelming offense and needs just five RBI to match his career high of 87 set during his first stint with the Royals back in 2011.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
3 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

It was the 17th long fly of the season for the veteran, and he's now just a single homer short of tying his career high of 18 from the 2011 campaign. Cabrera is finishing off another serviceable fantasy campaign with 74 RBI, 66 runs and a .298/.336/.448 slash line to go along with his 17 round trippers.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
3 months ago

Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the Royals' 7-6 win over the Twins on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

"The Melk Man" tallied just one hit during Kansas City's three-game series with the Rays earlier in the week, so this offensive outburst was a welcome sight. Since joining the Royals in late July, Cabrera is hitting .306 with three home runs and 16 RBI, bringing his season slash line up to a solid .297/.336/.444 figure.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, the deciding hit in Saturday's 5-4 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera's eighth-inning blast, his 16th of the season, was especially sweet because it dealt the final blow to his former team. Since coming over from the White Sox to the Royals, the 13-year veteran is 16-for-51 (.314) with three home runs and 13 RBI over 13 games. Overall, Cabrera is hitting .297 with 69 RBI on the year.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in an 8-5 loss against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's gone on a rampage over the last five games, going 9-for-21 (.429) with a pair of homers, eight RBI and his only steal of the season. This year has largely been more of the same for Cabrera, who's traditionally been a relatively high-average hitter (albeit with a couple of down years) with some pop, but he's got a chance to set a new career best in homers -- at 15 now, he's just three shy of the 18 he managed back in 2011.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Cabrera went a combined 4-for-8 with a home run, five RBI and two runs in a doubleheader against the Mariners on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera smacked his 14th long ball of the year off Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez with two on and two out in the third inning of Game 2. It was the first homer by the "Melk Man" in a Royals uniform since 2011. More importantly, though, he's now up to 62 RBI this season -- good for 23rd in the American League -- and his 125 hits are tied for sixth most in the AL.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Cabrera will start in right field and bat third Monday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Acquired Sunday from the White Sox, Cabrera will be making his second debut with the Royals, after having previously spent the 2011 campaign in Kansas City. The Royals plan to have Cabrera serve in an everyday role in right field as the club attempts to chase down a playoff spot, which likely means one of Jorge Bonifacio, Alex Gordon or Brandon Moss will have to hit the bench in any given game. For the series opener Monday, it will be Bonifacio who draws the short end of the stick.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

Cabrera is expected to act as the primary right fielder when he joins the Royals on Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera primarily played left field during his tenure with the White Sox, although many people expected him to supplant Brandon Moss as the designated hitter in KC. Instead, the Royals will move "The Melk Man" over to right field, thus bumping Jorge Bonifacio into the mix for at-bats as the DH with Moss. Alex Gordon is also expected to get some days off down the stretch, which could also mean that Cabrera would slide over into left. Nonetheless, it appears that the Royals want to get Cabrera into the lineup as often as possible while they contend for a spot in the playoffs.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

The White Sox traded Cabrera along with cash considerations to the Royals on Sunday in exchange for minor-league pitchers A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old Cabrera didn't have much of a future with the rebuilding White Sox, but he could provide an upgrade in either left field or designated hitter for the playoff-contending Royals, who have received limited production from Alex Gordon and Brandon Moss, respectively, at those spots this season. No matter where he ends up seeing most of his at-bats, it's expected that Cabrera will retain an everyday role in his second stint with Kansas City after slashing .295/.336/.436 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI for the White Sox in 2017. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the White Sox will pick up about half of the remaining $5.1 million on Cabrera's contract before the outfielder hits free agency in the offseason.