The outfielder hasn’t played in the major leagues since the 2019 season, when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Melky Cabrera is one of the most recognized Dominican baseball players in recent years. With 15 seasons in his Major League career and not playing since 2019, the signs are that the outfielder is considering ending his time in MLB.
During the afternoon of this Friday, January 14, “Melk Man” as he has been called for years in the “Big Tent” shared a message through his stories on the social network Instagram that literally reads: “I think the time has come moment of my retirement from MLB.”
If confirmed, he ends his career with a batting average of .285, along with an on-base percentage (OBP) of .334 and a slugging percentage (SLG) of .417, good for an OPS of .751. He hit 144 home runs, drove in 854 runs and scored 895 times.
Cabrera is playing in the Dominican winter baseball Round Robin as a member of the Águilas Cibaeñas, current national and Caribbean champions.