Monday, July 30, 2018

2018 Chachi #48 Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Jose Cabrera

Bats:  Switch  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'0"  Weight:  205
Opening Day Age:  32
Born:  November 13, 1985, Puerto La Cruz, VZ
Signed:  Signed the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent, August 26, 2002
Teams:  Cleveland Indians 2007-2014; Washington Nationals 2014; Tampa Bay Rays 2015; New York Mets 2016-2018; Phillies 2018
Acquired:  Acquired from the New York Mets for Franklyn Kilome, July 27, 2018.

2008 Topps #617
0 Cabrera Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  2008 Topps #617
First Phillies Card:  N/A
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  N/A
Newest Card:  N/A

First Mention on The Phillies Room:  July 13, 2011 - 2011 All-Star Game . . . The Phillies sent five players to the All-Star Game, but only three were eligible to play in the game.  Placido Polanco was voted by fans to be the starting third baseman for the National League but he had to sit out due to lingering back problems.  Ironically enough, the man traded away by the Phils to originally acquire Polanco started at third in his place - Scott Rolen.  Shane Victorino won the fans' Final Man vote, but he landed on the disabled list right before the break.

Cole Hamels was named to the squad but he was not allowed to pitch as a result of a new rule which made any of Sunday's starting pitchers ineligible to pitch in the All-Star game.

So injuries and a silly rule meant only two of the Phillies five representatives saw action in Phoenix. National League starting pitcher Roy Halladay threw two perfect innings, inducing three ground-outs, two fly outs and a strike out of the Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera.  He needed just 19 pitches (14 for strikes) in his quick outing.

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2018 Chachi #48

Card statistics through 7/29/18.


The Shlabotnik Report said...

I was making some customs of traded players this morning, and *almost* used this same image for Asdrubal Cabrera. I'll just find myself another one now... :-)

Jim said...

The race is on for a good Aaron Loup in a Phillies uniform photo!