White Sox Release Daniel Cabrera, Jason Botts

The White Sox released pitcher Daniel Cabrera and outfielder Jason Botts, according to a team press release.

Cabrera, 29 in May, allowed eight hits and seven runs in three spring innings.  He was coming off an ugly 2009 season in which he walked 42 and struck out 23 in 51 innings for the Nationals and Diamondbacks.  It's been a while since we saw the Cabrera who averaged 95 mph on his fastball, though he's always been able to get groundballs.

Botts, 29, spent the 2009 season in Japan but tallied only 24 plate appearances for the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He went 1 for 12 this spring.

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  1. lug 5 years ago

    I guess Coop can’t fix’em. I always thought what if when it came to Cabrera and now I know. This guy may find himself out of baseball really soon, Good luck Daniel you have a great arm just cannot find the strike zone.

    • fisk72 5 years ago

      Coop tried but just couldn’t develop a “repeatable” delivery. Same thing as with MacDougal.

  2. Chastain86 5 years ago

    Vaguely surprised about Botts. Caught a couple games out here in Phoenix, and he performed pretty well. Guess with a glut of outfielders somebody has to be the odd man out.

  3. whitesoxfan424 5 years ago

    Neither of these guys really had a spot on the 25 man roster at the start of spring. The sox roster has been all but set with only a RP and UTL spot undecided. And we have enough options for the RP spot, and the UTL needs to be an infielder.

  4. foxtown 5 years ago

    Good. I watched a few spring training games and neither of these guys looked like they belong in the majors. Speaking of terrible players who don’t belong in the majors, when is Mark Teahen being released? According to the MLB web site, he is 3 for 20 (all his hits are singles) with 1 walk this spring. Why did we give up Getz and Fields for this guy again?

    • TwinsVet 5 years ago

      You can’t put too much faith in spring training stats. Coaches and GM’s sure don’t – they’re much more concerned with nuances. There always seems to be a good bit of assumption that a few AA-calibre guys will come up and hit above their April 1st capabilities, and a few established veterans will take a few weeks to get their swing back.

      Not saying Teahen deserves a pass… just that I wouldn’t put too much stock in a spring training hitting line.

    • jeebusmcc 5 years ago

      Presumably because Getz and Fields haven’t shown that they will actually develop into serviceable major league players whereas Teahen has proven that he is, at worst, a slightly below to decidedly average player.

      • pearso66 5 years ago

        I’ve heard that it’s because they thought Getz would have injury problems, or showed he couldn’t stay healthy. Fields isn’t any good anyway.

        • jwsox 5 years ago

          fields isnt good anymore….25 hrs in 100 games in 07…its pretty good…the kid has power thome, JD, and konkerko all said when his swing is right he is the strongest guy on the team….

    • danny_duberstein 5 years ago

      Well in spring training so far, fields is 2/20 with 7 strike outs. Getz is 2/18. Not that much different from Teahen I’d say. Not that spring training matters…

      I don’t get all the hate about Teahen. Is he who I wanted at 3rd base? No. But he’s not THAT awful… I 100% would rather have him than Josh Fields at 3rd base or Chris Getz at 2nd.

      • fisk72 5 years ago

        Brent Morel looks like he is a true prospect – 22yrs old with power bat & good glove, on track for ’12. Teahen may lose his spot for the final year of his extension. Until then I would absolutely agree he’s better than Fields will ever be.

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        I look at it like this….gordon is an upgrade over getz at 2nd and tehan is a slight up grade over fields are 3rd..so over all its still an upgrade

    • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

      a) Mark Teahan was just given a decent sized contract, they won’t eat all that money to let him play for another team.

      b) It is freakin’ spring training. Teahan probably won’t live up to his contract, but his track record says a 3/20 in spring training shouldn’t decide his fate.

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        wont live up to his contract? its extremely team friendly and teahan now has a for sure spot and wont worry about someone coming up in a year or two to take over like in KC…

        • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

          A .737 OPS (like he has in the last 3 years) with below average defense does not make a good deal. Maybe the money isn’t terrible (although 4.75mil in 2011 and 5.5 mil in 2012 aren’t really bargains) they locked him up for 3 years. Why lock up a mediocre player?

          Maybe the contract wasn’t terrible, but there is no reason to guarantee Mark Teahan that money and security.

  5. Am I going to have to be the one who makes the joke that the Brewers should sign Cabrera because Rick Peterson can “fix him in ten minutes”?

  6. The only person who can fix Daniel Cabrera is Dave Duncan, methinks.

  7. AngeloCerilli 5 years ago

    I remember watching Jason Botts when he was in Texas, he had some awesome power, at least in Texas he did. No glove no contact, still his problem obviously, hope he is a late bloomer and he pans out for a team. As far as Cabrera goes….I liked you but you can’t pitch consistently and thats what a good MLB pitcher is. He will have 10 bad games and 1 good game usually. As far as fixing Cabrera goes what organization can do it…call me crazy but put him in SD and watch his ERA go to around 4.00 hopefully that’ll put some confidence in him and he will want to try harder. But thats just an idea.

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      if he has 10 bad games for every 1 good game why was he not given a huge contract like silvia? ha

  8. Johnny__Blaze 5 years ago

    What people were these?

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