Orlando Cabrera To Retire

Longtime MLB shortstop Orlando Cabrera said on a Colombian radio station that he will retire from baseball, reports ElHeraldo.co. Cabrera spent 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, winning two Gold Gloves and collecting 2,055 hits along the way.

The 37-year-old Colombia native signed with the Expos in 1993, made his MLB debut four years later and played for Montreal until the Red Sox traded for him in 2004. After winning a championship in Boston, Cabrera moved on to the Angels, White Sox, Athletics, Twins, Reds, Indians and Giants. He retires with a .272/.317/.390 career batting line, 123 home runs and 216 stolen bases. Baseball-Reference pegs his career wins above replacement at 18.3 and his career earnings at $51.7MM.


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43 Comments on "Orlando Cabrera To Retire"


wickedkevin
3 years 7 months ago

Red Sox fans will always love you.

gmenfan
3 years 7 months ago

Giants fans, eh, not so much.

3 years 7 months ago

Bummer.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

Always liked him alot. He’s a fun energetic player and a blast to watch play. Have a good retirement O-Cab!!

leachim2
3 years 7 months ago

Congrats Orlando.

Erik Christensen
3 years 7 months ago

I HATED this guy when he played against the Mets.

Usually, that’s the sign of someone I would have LOVED to see wearing a Mets jersey.

Hope he enjoys his retirement. :-)

theobi11111
3 years 7 months ago

Loved him in Cincinnati. Great career, great guy.

95isOver
3 years 7 months ago

2.8 Million per WAR.  Not bad.

BrocNessMonster
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah, I was just wondering about a stat column with $/win above replacement player.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I know this is stupid, but one of my favorite parts of his career was this past season when he was playing second, Asdrubal Cabrera was playing short, and Miguel Cabrera hit a double. This was followed by a mound visit and Orlando and Asdrubal both walked to second base. The camera to their backs then zoomed in to show each of their jerseys reading ‘Cabrera.’ Awesome.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

Okay. I just typed an entire story involving him and disqus caught it because I started it with ‘I know this is a st(u)pid story, but…’ Seriously? We are not allowed to use the word st(u)pid? I tryed it with d(u)mb as well and it didn’t work.

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

SOPA attacks MLBTR

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I’m sorry but the policing of this website is getting crazy. I get the no swearing rule on account of kids reading this, but the word ‘st(u)pid’ and ‘d(u)mb?’

Wes Whitenack
3 years 7 months ago

Oh God, my innocent eyes are burning at the vulgarity!

3 years 7 months ago

Also the first position player to play for every division in the league; 2nd to ever do so (Matt Herges was the first).

I also remember him well for his comments after the 2004 trade (paraphrased): “Oh man, I got traded for Nomar? I think I’m good, but not that good!”

Bonesaw McGraw
3 years 7 months ago

Doug Mientkiewicz said that, not Cabrera.

So I wouldn’t call it remembering “well.”

formerdraftpick
3 years 7 months ago

I was looking at the similar batters stat on Baseball Reference and thought it was pretty cool that he was compared to Pee Wee Reese.  He was fun to watch and he’ll definitely be missed in the game.  Enjoy retirement Orlando.   

jwsox
3 years 7 months ago

officials scorers around the league just all sighed at the same time 

GEOLINK
3 years 7 months ago

Hurray!

BrocNessMonster
3 years 7 months ago

About $3MM per win. Makes wonder if we could get a stat that shows value, $/win above replacenent. Would ve interesting to look at.

3 years 7 months ago

Brian sabean is crushed.

iheartyourfart
3 years 7 months ago

i heard last week sabes was still working on trying to lock him up through his “prime years”

Gumby65
3 years 7 months ago

“But he was so young….”
-Jamie Moyer

0vercast
3 years 7 months ago

I won’t soon forget his game tying HR in Game 163 in 2009 vs. the Tigers in the Metrodome.  It was the loudest moment I have ever experienced at a sporting event.  So loud that it literally damaged my ears and left them ringing until I went to sleep that night.

BurtisHB
3 years 7 months ago

Had lunch a few times with OC at Houstons in Irvine, Ca.  Great guy!  Wish him the best after his career.

Dan Mazzaro
3 years 7 months ago

Irvine..whoop whoop

3 years 7 months ago

Seriously underrated player..  Not HOF level but the guy had D, swag, and clutch to his credit…. O C BABY

Rashomon
3 years 7 months ago

Congrats Orlando. We’ll always have Game 163!