We’ll track the day’s minor moves in this post:
- The Braves outrighted right-hander Mauricio Cabrera, who has cleared waivers, per David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). Atlanta will surely be glad to hold onto the fireballing reliever, who could be an intriguing piece of the late-inning unit if he’s able to get a hold of his arsenal. Cabrera’s control evaporated in 2017 but he did carry a 2.82 ERA in 38 1/3 MLB innings in the prior season.
- Lefty Manny Parra is joining the Giants on a minors deal, per SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter link). The 35-year-old struggled quite a bit in limited action last year at Triple-A with the Cubs and sat out for all of 2016. Still, he was a useful reliever as recently as 2015, when he threw 32 1/3 innings of 3.90 ERA ball. Once a starter with the Brewers, Parra’s best years came as a pen piece for the Reds — including a strong 2013 campaign in which he worked to a 3.33 ERA with 11.0 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.
I am very surprised Mauricio Cabrera was not claimed
Because only Braves fans still think he is good.
Nobody thinks he good he had bad year you act like ppl never hit there prime late. Not say he going to be a super star. You comment a is hater comments
I try to stray away from grammar comments, but this post lowered my IQ- and it was already pretty low.
You must watch Rick and Morty
Miklo, that was terrible. I have no idea what you said in that comment.
The guy carried a sub 3 ERA in 40 ML innings and hits triple digits. I’m glad he’s off the 40 man…but if you wouldn’t want this kid at AAA on a minor league deal, then you’re dumb.
Good? No. Potential? Absolutely. When it comes to minor leagues, I’ll take anyone who can throw 100+ because if that player figures control out, you have something special.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but prior to injury, Cabrera had the second highest average velocity in the majors (behind Chapman). So I definitely want him on a milb squad
People seem to forget Andrew Miller wasn’t really successful as a starter and bloomed late into arguably the best reliever in the game right now. I’d Take tools over results in the minors 8/10 times, especially with the younger players like Cabrera
Blegh I guess you’re a Braves fan that watches game pretty regular sounds like?
Shouldn’t be that surprising considering a team that would’ve claimed him would have had to keep him on their major league roster for the entire season. That would be a killer if he doesn’t pan out.
Thank god the braves were able to keep him. I was freaking when he was DFA, but now this all ends up to be a win win. I would say I had a pretty successful last couple days as an armchair GM…
35? Kinda young for the Giants.
Cabrera gave up 48 walks in 46 innings… not good, especially in the minors.
The guy is 24 and made the jump from AA to the bigs. In 40ish games he pitched well. I’m okay with paying him literally nothing to try to figure out his triple digit command.
If needs to go to the Leo Mazzone playbook and start throwing at 90% effort until he starts hitting the zone, then ramp it up to 100%, and mph. He’s throwing 100+ but he isn’t pitching 100+
I’m not sure if what Cabrera has done has ever truly been ” pitching”, more like throwing hard hoping to get it near the plate.
I like Cabrera but another year for further development will be good. He was out of options, so it makes sense to make the move now before injuries start propping up, increasing the risk of losing him.
There aren’t many human beings that can throw a baseball 100 mph. It’s wise to continue working with Cabrera.
Actually now more than ever. It’s almost strange to see relievers not throw at least 95.
95 isn’t 100
minor league guy
manny parra will always be the guy who cost milwaukee RA Dickey
So does this mean Cabrera is definitely heading back to aaa with the Braves or are we just assuming that’s what’s going to happen?