Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
2 weeks ago

Cabrera inked a minor-league deal with the Indians on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera had been with the Indians' organization prior to being designated for assignment in the middle of June. Following that move, he elected free agency, but wasn't able to find another suitor. Across 17 games in the big leagues, he hit just .207/.242/.293 with 11 RBI in 66 plate appearances. He will provide added depth at the Triple-A level for Columbus.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
1 month ago

Cabrera cleared waivers and elected free agency Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera hit just .207/.242/.293 across 17 games with the Indians before being designated for assignment last week. He's only a year removed from a solid 2017 campaign that saw him slash .285/.324/.423 with 85 RBI in 156 games, so he should draw some interest around the league.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
1 month ago

Cabrera was designated for assignment by the Indians on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Since being called up from Triple-A Columbus on May 20, Cabrera was only able to hit for a .207 average with a .535 OPS over 17 games with Cleveland. The veteran outfielder will now be subject to the waiver wire and could wind up with a contender looking for a little extra depth, especially since he knocked in 85 RBI and hit .285 through 156 contests last season. In a corresponding move, the Indians reinstated Brandon Guyer (neck) from the 10-day disabled list.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
1 month ago

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI during Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera drove in two runs on a pair of sacrifice flies and capped off his day by delivering an RBI-double in the eighth to score Lonnie Chisenhall. Though the sample size is small, Cabrera has struggled at the dish through 14 games this season, slashing .213/.226/.319 with 11 RBI, although he showed signs of life during Cleveland's weekend series against Detroit, as he went 3-for-8.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
1 month ago

Cabrera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Cabrera on the bench for the second straight day following Bradley Zimmer's (chest) reinstatement from the 10-day disabled list, it seems evident that the 33-year-old switch hitter is the odd man out of the Tribe's outfield mix. The Indians are set to get Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) and Brandon Guyer (neck) back from the DL during the upcoming week, so Cabrera's path to at-bats will only become more difficult if he even remains on the active roster.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
2 months ago

Cabrera is not listed in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera had made 12 consecutive starts for the Indians, but he'll get a breather Saturday in favor of Bradley Zimmer in center field and Greg Allen in right field. With Lonnie Chisenhall's (calf) return not too far off either, it wouldn't be surprising to see Cabrera's workload decrease moving forward.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
2 months ago

Cabrera went 1-for-4 with three RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He drove in his first on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then later plated a couple more on a two-run double. The 33-year-old is hitting just .171 in 10 games since inking a deal with Cleveland and is likely in jeopardy of losing a full-time starting role with Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) nearing a return off the disabled list.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
2 months ago

Cabrera will start in right field and bat sixth Sunday against the Astros, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he has gone an underwhelming 5-for-22 at the plate since being called up to the Indians last week, Cabrera will pick up his seventh consecutive start in right field Sunday. The ample playing time Cabrera has received thus far probably makes him a serviceable lineup option in AL-only formats, but his role will likely decline in the near future with Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) close to a return from the 10-day disabled list.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
2 months ago

Cabrera is in the Indians' lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians have yet to formally announce any roster moves, but Cabrera is listed in the lineup, starting in right field and batting sixth. Signed to a minor-league deal in late April, Cabrera hit .286/.286/.381 in 10 games (42 plate appearances) with Triple-A Columbus. He figures to see fairly steady playing time with several Cleveland outfielders on the DL.

Melky Cabrera
LF/RF FA
3 months ago

Cabrera inked a minor-league deal with the Indians on Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera figures to join to Triple-A Columbus after failing to sign with a team throughout spring training and into the regular season. Once he returns to baseball shape and regains his timing, he could get a shot with the big league squad at some point.