Melky Cabrera Celebrity Life
Melky Cabrera was born on 11th August 1984 and is a professional baseball outfielder. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Cabrera is at present a free agent. The player has been playing for MLB or Major League Baseball for several teams like Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and New York Yankees. All through his career, he has been mostly a left fielder. Cabrera, however, spent a considerable amount of playing time in his career for the Yankees and the Royals as a centerfielder.
He entered into a contract as an amateur free agent with the Yankees. Cabrera played his debut game in MLB in 2005 for the Yankees. He played as a 4th outfielder for the team. He was included by the Yankees into a trade with the Atlanta Braves after the season of 2009. In 2010, he struggled with the Braves and was released. The Royals signed him in 2011. Cabrera had appeared for his first appearance in the All-Star Game in 2012 and also bagged the award for the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. A month later, he got a suspension for 50 games after he tested positive for high testosterone in the blood.
The New York Yankees signed Cabrera on 14th November 2001. He was only 17-year-old and got a signing bonus of 175, 000 USD. Cabrera played in the New Work-Penn League as a part of the Staten Island Yankees in 2003. He began with the Double-A Eastern League's Trenton Thunder in 2005. He got a promotion to the Tripple-A International League's Columbus Clippers and hit 324 with 11 RBIs and 3 homers in 9 games.
The Yankees traded him with Mike Dunn to the Atlanta Braves on 22nd December 2009. Cabrera signed a deal for one year worth 3.1 million USD with the Atlanta Braves to avoid arbitration. Cabrera signed a contract for a year on 9th December 2010 with the Kansas City Royals for 1.25 million USD.
The Kansas City Royals traded the player for Jonathan Sanchez with Ryan Verdugo, the minor league pitcher to the San Francisco Giants on 7th November 2011. He was issued a suspension order for fifty games on 15th August 2012 without pay because of testing high testosterone levels. He was found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs prescribed for MLB. The player admitted consuming a banned substance while playing and was compelled to agree to the suspension.
The player entered into a contract for 2 years with the Toronto Blue Jays worth 16 million USD on 19th November 2012. After the season of 2014, he entered into a 3-year contract with the Chicago White Sox for an amount of 42 million USD. In 2015, he played one hundred and fifty-eight games during his maiden season for the White Sox batting 273 with 77 RBIs, 12 home runs, and 36 doubles.
Cabrera returned to the Kansas City Royals when the White Sox traded him for Andre Davis and A.J. Puckett on 30th July 2017. He entered into a contract for playing in minor league with the Cleveland Indians on 25th April 2018. The player signed a contract on 10th February 2019 with the Pittsburgh Pirates with inclusion for attending spring training. The Pirates declared on 23rd March that the player had made the roster for the opening day.
Melky Cabrera lives in Miami during the offseason. The player is the father of two daughters and a son called Melky Jr in the Dominican Republic who stay with their mothers in Orlando and New New York.
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