Angels Sign Daniel Cabrera

The Angels signed Daniel Cabrera, according to the transactions page of the team's AA affiliate. Cabrera, who was released by the White Sox in March, will begin his 2010 season with the Arkansas Travelers. Though it seems like Cabrera has been around for ages, he just turned 29.

The 6'9" right-hander spent parts of five seasons in Baltimore, where he became known for his high walk rates, mid-90s fastball and ability to induce ground balls. As a member of the Orioles' rotation, Cabrera never posted an ERA below 4.50 and he led the league in walks twice, wild pitches twice and hit batsmen once.

Last year, Cabrera posted a 6.00 ERA in 15 games for the Nationals and Diamondbacks. He had career-worst rates of 7.4 BB/9 and 4.1 K/9 and saw his average fastball velocity dip to 91 mph. The Angels may not get any production from Cabrera, but it's not hard to see why they're intrigued.


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9 Comments on "Angels Sign Daniel Cabrera"


rayking
5 years 2 months ago

If you need a pitcher to walk a batter, call him in the from the bullpen – he’s your guy.

bjsguess
5 years 2 months ago

I’m excited.I have a feeling that this move was made for purely psychological reasons. You have any idea how hard it is to come and close down an opposing team when you have the worst “stuff” and control on the pitching staff (thanks Tom – yes – speaking of Fuentes)? It’s got to take a toll on your performance.Now he can confidently enter a game with this head held high. He has been bumped to the 2nd worst pitcher on that staff. Now that’s something to get excited about. Brilliant move by my Angels.

Tom R
5 years 2 months ago

Assuming you are referring to Fuentes. If so, you are spot on.

xSenorChucklesx
5 years 2 months ago

that crown belongs to Scot Shields now.

Tom R
5 years 2 months ago

I hate to say it, but you’re right. Sad, but the angels need to release him.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Daniel “Close Your Eyes And Throw” Cabrera

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

Dustin Pedroia once called him “the worst pitcher in MLB” during his rookie season, he earned that title also.. leading the AL in losses, BB, ER and somehow.. GS even but that could have been because he pitched for a fairly bad Orioles team also.

He still has not found the strike zone and Adam Dunn has dubbed him “the AB you MUST watch” his swing is so awful.

BradyAndersonsSideburns
5 years 2 months ago

he has a bit of a temper too and likes to go head hunting

BradyAndersonsSideburns
5 years 2 months ago

he has a bit of a temper too and likes to go head hunting