Cabrera shows key defense on the biggest stage
NEW YORK — Oswaldo Cabrera went full throttle into the foul zone and climbed Fans in the corner with the left foot of the wall separating the playing field from the playing field. As he held the glove above his head, he got in touch with a specific fan who was trying to get a souvenir.
Cabrera lost his hat in the crowd, but he Go with the ball.
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” when that ball flies there, there’s a slice on it , I think he has a chance with the ball,” Boone said Wednesday. “I think he was very close to it, very controllable, and then you never know how the crowd plays out. …
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But in his six-plus minor league career, Cabrera has only played in four games, Boone said, with 94 is a “very talented” guy in the outfield compared to being an infielder. Cabrera started out last offseason Field practice, however, in case the Yankees call talk.
Cabrera’s fearlessness on the court is a product of that preparation. The Yankees knew the potential he had, and they embraced his desire to become a more complete player. He also impressed them on offense, hitting the ball with
. 94 RBI and a.94 OPS ends at 94 games, including Grand Slams and Eliminations.
But Cabrera’s defensive versatility has always been his The most attractive quality. That, and the way he plays the game “was a little swagger to him.”
“His makeup shows this guy can handle this,” Boone said. “He’s very mature. He’s a very confident baseball player. He really works hard. He handles information very well. … He gets it, he’s not afraid.”