Melk-man showed a very good career.
Two years after his mandatory training, the former Yankees external defender Melky Cabrera officially retired on Friday, Sports journalist Hector Gomez of the Dominican Republic. Cabrera played in the Dominican Republic in 2020 after a brief stint with the Mets.
Cabrera ended his career in MLB in 2012 with. He spent the first five seasons of his career in the Yankees and rose to prominence. Hideki Matsui was a key player and played well when he was injured in 2006.
He became an important part of the team in the 2009 championship, played 154 games and struck out for the cycle on August 2 of that year. The following season, after the Yankees traded with Curtis Granderson, they moved Cabrera to the Braves in a failed deal for Javier Vasquez.
While he didn’t work for Cabrera in Atlanta, he struggled to maintain his weight, joining the Giants in 2012 and the 2011 season with the Royals ahead of the Star season. In the middle of that year was Cabrera. He was disqualified for using performance-enhancing drugs and did not play in the World Series, although he did receive a championship ring.
The following season, Cabrera joined the ranks of players involved in the Biogenesis conflict, but avoided a second disqualification.
Cabrera has spent much of his career touring around teams, spending several years with the White Sox and finding a consistent job as an outside defender who can play around the corner and contribute quickly. As he got older and his speed slowed, his value also changed.
With the Yankees, Cabrera was the second youngest player to run out of the house after Mickey Mantle. He was also praised for his defense and made two double passes outside.