Former All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera retires
The "Melk Man" has made his final delivery in Major League Baseball.
Melky Cabrera is retiring after a 15-year career that included a World Series ring in 2009 and an All-Star Game MVP in 2012. The announcement was made via Cabrera's Instagram account, according to MLB insider Hector Gomez.
The 37-year-old was a free agent and last appeared in the majors in 2019 for the Pittsburgh Pirates where he hit .280/.313/.399 with seven homers in 133 games.
Cabrera began his career in 2005 with the New York Yankees, helping the team to a championship in '09.
Kansas City flipped Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants before the 2012 campaign. He then authored the finest season of his career before getting slapped with a 50-game suspension after using a banned substance.
Cabrera finishes his big-league career hitting .285/.334/.417 with 144 homers in 1,887 games.