Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:48:37 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Moises Sierra and C Erik Kratz are in good position to make the club as bench options. Sierra has an advantage over OF Anthony Gose because Sierra is out of options and hits right-handed, which would complement DH Adam Lind for platoon duties. Melky Cabrera would be the backup center fielder if Sierra makes the club. Kratz is beating out C Josh Thole because he's been SP R.A. Dickey's primary receiver. Still, the backup backstop competition probably will last until the end of camp.
Fantasy Tip: Sierra is an intriguing AL-only dice roll because of his power-speed mix. Gose's speed could be just as useful for hopeful, cautious bidders.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:09:12 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (spine) is noticeably slimmer this spring and is fully healthy after having surgery to remove a benign tumor from his spine last September. "All indications are that was the cause of it and he should be fine," manager John Gibbons said. "He should be back to normal. He's a big part of this team."
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:12:04 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated SP Brandon Morrow (forearm), RPs Brett Cecil (elbow) and Juan Perez (elbow), INF Maicer Izturis (ankle) and OF Melky Cabrera (back, knee) to the 40-man roster from the 60-day disabled list.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:07:32 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (back, knee) underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his lower back Aug. 30, located near his spinal cord. Cabrera had been experiencing back pain for three to four months but hadn't told anyone about it, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. The tumor had pushed on nerves and caused weakness in his legs. He is expected to be fully recovered by spring training.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:07:51 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is unlikely to return to action before September.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:31:11 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal and Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera will not be suspended in the Biogenesis case because they have already served suspensions.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:48:34 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is dealing with a meniscus tear in his left knee, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
Fantasy Tip: That makes it unlikely that Cabrera will play again this season. Rajai Davis will have value for the rest of the year in all formats.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:15:08 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Aaron Harang, Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera, Milwaukee Brewers RP Mike Gonzalez and Miami Marlins 3B Placido Polanco were put on waivers Friday, Aug. 2, and more players are expected to follow.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't mean any trades are imminent. If a player is claimed by another club, the team that currently owns the player can either pull him back or work out a trade with the claiming team. In other words, not trades are imminent at the moment for any of these names.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:59:11 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed OF Melky Cabrera (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury Friday, Aug. 2. Cabrera came off the DL July 21 after he missed 18 games with a sore knee. He left the game in the fourth inning with irritation in his left knee Thursday, Aug. 1. P Neil Wagner was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Rajai Davis will become the regular left fielder with Cabrera back on the disabled list, and the speedster should be owned in all formats because of his stolen base contributions.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:04:36 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera and San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal are unlikely to be suspended for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal because they've already served their suspensions for failed tests in 2012. The other suspensions for players involved are expected to be announced later this week, and the league wants to announce them all at once.