Fernando Cabrera (baseball)

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Fernando Cabrera
Fernando Cabrera in motion.jpg
Cabrera pitching for the Cleveland Indians on May 6, 2007.
Relief pitcher
Born: (1981-11-16) November 16, 1981 (age 32)
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 20, 2004 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 16, 2010 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 8–7
Earned run average 5.24
Strikeouts 193
Teams

Fernando José Cabrera (born November 16, 1981) is a former professional baseball right-handed relief pitcher.

Medal record
Representing Puerto Rico
Men’s Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver 2013 San Francisco Team

Career[edit]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Cabrera was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft and signed in August 1999. He was selected to participate in the 2005 All-Star Futures Game. He was designated for assignment by Cleveland on August 1, 2007, and was subsequently released on August 9.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays claimed him off release waivers on August 13 and had 5 days to sign him or let Cabrera become a free agent. Cabrera decided to become a free agent and signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on August 21, 2007. The Orioles recalled Cabrera in September 2007. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Orioles at the beginning of the 2008 season. On September 5, 2008, Cabrera was released by the Orioles.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On January 27, 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. He was called up to the Red Sox on August 9, 2009.

Minor leagues[edit]

He played with the Sacramento River Cats in the Oakland Athletics system in 2011.

On January 10, 2012 Fernando signed with the New York Mets to a minor league deal.[1] On January 11, 2013, Fernando signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was assigned to the Salt Lake Bees, and he played a season for them before retiring.

International play[edit]

Cabrera played for Puerto Rico in the 2006, 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic. In 2009, he gave up the 9th-inning single to David Wright to allow Team USA to come back from a 5–4 deficit to win the game, eliminating Puerto Rico from the competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cerrone, Matthew. "Mets sign Miguel Batista, Fernando Cabrera & Sean Kazmar". MetsBlog.com. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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