The Oakland Athletics sign Fernando Cabrera

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 18 December 2010 at 5:29 pm

The Oakland Athletics have signed 29-year old righty reliever Fernando Cabrera to a minor league deal. Cabrera pitched in 1 game (0 starts) for the Red Sox last season and he was 0-0 with a 20.25 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP. He also pitched in 54 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Red Sox last season and he was 2-5 with 22 saves, a 3.86 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Cabrera whiffed 76 batters in only 60 1/3 innings in AAA last season which shows you what kind of stuff he has. Cabrera has now pitched in 132 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the majors and he is 8-7 with 1 save, a 5.24 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. He has whiffed 193 batters in only 175 1/3 innings in his major league career but he has also walked 98 batters which is way too many. I like this signing for the A’s because if they can get Cabrera to throw more strikes they might have something here.

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