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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blue Jays Injury Update: Melky Cabrera out for season

By on 9/06/2014 10:30:00 AM

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera's season has come to an end. The Blue Jays announced that Cabrera has fractured his right pinky, and he will have surgery to repair the damage. There is no time frame yet as to how long it will take for him to recover or if it will affect his readiness for Spring Training 2015.'s Gregor Chisholm reports that Cabrera suffered the injury during Friday night's game with the Boston Red Sox. In the top of the third, Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez picked Cabrera off first base to end the inning. In his diving attempt to get back, Cabrera hit his hand on the ground, causing the fracture (video).

Cabrera remained in the game until his next at bat in the sixth. He fouled off a pitch, dropped the bat, and left the game when trainers came out. At first, it appeared as if he had a back injury, but X-rays on the hand revealed the fractured pinkie. Anthony Gose finished the at-bat and stayed in the game in Cabrera's place.

Cabrera will have his surgery during the week of September 8. He ends his season hitting .301/.351/.458 with 16 HR and 73 RBI in 139 games after missing nearly half the season last year because of knee problems. The 30-year-old left fielder also becomes a free agent during the upcoming offseason.

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