Cabrera swims ashore

Cabrera swims ashore

Posted by scotgreg on Tue, 06/10/2008 - 22:08
A couple weeks ago, I wrote here that shortstop Orlando Cabrera was as good as gone at the end of the season, if not sooner. It was pretty harsh treatment, but Cabrera clearly looked like a one-man island in the middle of the White Sox' clubhouse after selfishly calling the official scorer two different times to get error calls overturned. Today, I'm not going to say Cabrera is going to be back with the Sox in 2009. He is still headed toward free agency and Alexei Ramirez is looking more and more like the White Sox' shortstop of the future, even though he's currently playing second base. I will say Cabrera deserves credit for being a model teammate since the flareup. He can even be spotted in the clubhouse now, which hardly ever happened earlier in the season or during spring training. Before Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Cabrera was passing out cigars he picked up near the team hotel. If he keeps up the strong play, and clubouse presence, Cabrera might be passing out more cigars in October.
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