CLEVELAND– On Monday night, the Cleveland Indians signed slugging outfielder Melky Cabrera. The move was first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) April 24, 2018
Cabrera has spent 13 years in the MLB and has had a lot of success getting on base. The versatile outfielder boasts a career batting average of .286, which is pretty impressive for that amount of time. The veteran also does a good job of not striking out at the dish, only finishing two campaigns with eighty or more strikeouts.
In 2017, the 32-year-old spent time with AL Central squads Chicago and Kansas City. In 156 combined games last season, Cabrera batted .285, hit 17 home runs, and plated 85 RBI.
It’s safe to say Cabrera is pretty comfortable with the American League. He’s played 11 of his 13 seasons in the AL and four of those seasons were spent in the AL Central.