Melky Cabrera announces his intention to retire

The veteran outfielder of the Águilas Cibaeñas, Melky Cabrera, announced his intention to retire from winter rented baseball after this season.

Melky assures that the Águilas Cibaeñas are aware of his intention and that since his arrival, in the current season, they made it clear to him what his role would be, conditions that he accepted because he wants to help the team to be champions.

His statement was made in the space La Hora del Deporte, which is broadcast at noon on Sunday on CDN Deportes under the production of Héctor J. Cruz.

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Cabrera, who has already announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, seeks to close his winter Dominican career with the Eagles with a championship title.

His role in the current season is that of an occasional player, coming off the bench to bat or play a few innings on defense, his experience gives him the opportunity to claim in difficult moments, batting in the “cluch” the key turn to help his club and decide in their favor the match.

The Eagles, aware of Melky’s value in the team, have asked him from the beginning to help the younger players improve their game, and talk to them so that they do not listen to the pressure of fans and the media, since that Melky is an experienced player who has never been involved in any “tell me and I’ll tell” between ballplayers, or fans, let alone journalists.

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Melky, 38 years old, assures that his retirement from professional baseball is due to the fact that he wants to dedicate time to his four daughters, the youngest of all being very attached to him and that is why he now wants to dedicate as much time as possible to him.

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Cabrera saw action in 15 seasons in Major League Baseball between 2005 and 2019 with the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates.

He had a career batting percentage of .285 with 1,962 hits, including 383 doubles, 45 triples, and 144 home runs. He scored 895 runs, drove in 854 runs with 101 stolen bases.

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