Fernando Cabrera Clears Waivers

WEDNESDAY: Cabrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple A, according to the team.

SATURDAY: The Red Sox will designate righty reliever Fernando Cabrera for assignment according to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. The move frees up a roster spot for Manny Delcarmen, who is returning from the disabled list, though manager Terry Francona told Bradford that multiple moves could be announced today.

Cabrera, 28, appeared in one game for the Sox this year, giving up a grand slam to Bengie Molina last night in an appearance that included two walks, two hits, three runs, and four outs. He spent the majority of the season with Boston's Triple-A affiliate, where he posted a 3.50 ERA with a 12.5 K/9 in 36 innings. The former Indian and Oriole has struck out an impressive 9.9 batters per nine innings in 175.1 big league innings, but his 5.24 ERA and 5.0 BB/9 are rather forgettable.


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19 Comments on "Fernando Cabrera Clears Waivers"


Fangaffes
5 years 1 month ago

Ha! As he was walking in a run and then giving up a grand slam last night, I said, “Now we know who’s going to be going away to make room for Delcarmen.” Just painful to watch.

dc21892
5 years 1 month ago

One of many injured players on their way back. Pedroia and Ellsbury should be back in early August according to Theo Epstein. V-Mart still has some discomfort while swinging the bat but he shouldn’t be too far off returning either. Getting a rested and healthy Delcarmen back will be a help to the bull pen but they could still use an outfield bat and another reliever or two. The price for bull pen arms seem really high though so they have to look at all options. Jayson Werth/David DeJesus and Scott Downs? That scenerio could be very beneficial to the Sox down the stretch and even more so when everyone gets back.

5 years 1 month ago

Werth is something the Sox definately need to put serious thought in if Philly is active in moving him. He can steal bases, he has a good first step in the OF, a plus arm and would absolutely destroy the “Monstah.” With Drew, Papi, Lowell, Martinez, and Tek as well as Lugo & Wagner’s salaries coming off the books in the offseason, the Sox could afford to give him a nice multi-year deal. Add that to the possiblity of clearing up cash by trading Paps and there’s more money.

Doing so could allow them to go out and get a young C who can actually throw someone out as well as addressing the void of a DH with a veteran who will sign for under $5m.

Just remember, all told, the Sox have $67.6m coming off the books next year.

dc21892
5 years 1 month ago

I would love to see him or Crawford as longterm solutions and they have more than enough money to do so. As for catching, that’s going to be tricky, but Luis Exposito looks promising. And i would also love to see them sign Adum Dunn to DH for them. I’m a big Papi fan, but it’s time to move on. Dunn is still capable for 5-6 years of putting up monster numbers and would do some serious damage at Fenway. He’s said he doesn’t want to DH though so to get him there a big contract might be the only option. But with the money they have to spend they will add some major pieces.

5 years 1 month ago

The only way Crawford fits is if they move Ellsbury because we’ll need a leadoff hitter. That’s a possibility given all the in-fighting between Jacoby and the Boston brass over his injury; which, from my understanding, began long before he was hurt, it began when they moved him to left, where he supposedly didn’t want to go. If they move Ellsbury, Crawford would be the perfect solution. If they don’t, it’d be a mistake because we’d need another power bat, ie Werth.

As for Dunn, I like that idea, but I’m not sure he’d come cheaply and I wouldn’t give him more than a 2 year deal w/ an mutual option for a 3rd. As for him not wanting DH, I think he’ll get over that when he finds out no one in the NL is willing to sacrfice a liability in the field for a 40/100 guy who strikes out a lot.

The catcher position will probably be filled from outside of the organization; Montero or Ianetta perhaps. But how’d this be for next year:

CF: Ellsbury
2B: Pedrioa
RF: Werth
1B: Youkilis
DH: Dunn
3B: Beltre
LF: Nava
C: Montero
SS: Scutaro

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

I’m willing to bet the Rockies and Arizona will ask the world for both of those catchers especially Ianetta. I doubt either are traded anytime soon.

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

I’m willing to bet the Rockies and Arizona will ask the world for both of those catchers especially Ianetta. I doubt either are traded anytime soon.

nhsox
5 years 1 month ago

Nava in left and no Cameron or Drew???

nhsox
5 years 1 month ago

Nava in left and no Cameron or Drew???

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

JD isn’t off the books this season, it is after the 2011 season.

jwredsox
5 years 1 month ago

JD isn’t off the books this season, it is after the 2011 season.

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

F-Cab never has been able to translate his stuff from AAA to MLB, regardless which organization he has played for. Didn’t he throw mid-upper 90’s at one time also a few years ago as well?

dc21892
5 years 1 month ago

I think when he was with Cleveland.

5 years 1 month ago

Philly should look into him

redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

He’s got a nasty slider and great movement on his pitches, he just doesn’t locate them with any consistency

5 years 1 month ago

Minor move. Delcarmen will not help the Sox bullpen at all. If you go back and look at Delcarmen’s game logs from years past you’ll see he does terrible in 2 months in particular: August and September. Furthermore, Delcarmen is a 1 inning pitcher; once he sits down in the dugout his effectiveness is over, however, Tito likes to try to use him in multiple innings where he nearly always fails.

If the Sox don’t bring up Bowden and make at least 2 other moves to bring in outside arms, this season is over for Boston. I’m sorry, but you can’t be on pace to have one of the worst bullpens in your franchise’s history and hope to make the postseason w/o addressing that very issue.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month ago

Can cash be next? Please……. They guy is singlehandedly sinking us on defense and offense, ugh

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month ago

Can cash be next? Please……. They guy is singlehandedly sinking us on defense and offense, ugh

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

F-Cab cleared waivers last year and was sent to Pawtucket, then signed back with Boston again over the off season again as a ML FA. He must like the cooking over at Rhode Island or something.

Agreed with the above that Boston should at least let Dusty brown get a few more starts over Cash behind the plate until martinez gets back and then think about DFA’ing Cash over Brown. I am fairly certain that Brown will be out of options after this year also and catchers like Cash can be found everywhere (Paul Loduca, Brad Ausmus) if needed for a dozen games or so to hit .100 and not be able to throw.