Yankees rookie Oswald Cabrera quickly picked up the old adage that you can always find the ball when playing in a new position Friday night.
Cabrera made his first career start in right field, smashing Lourdes' Gurriel homer into the wall with a leap on Friday's game against the Blue Jays at the stadium. rice field.
Cabrera triple-A on Wednesday 's Scranton/Wilkes Barre, he started the previous two games at third base and shortstop respectively. He had his first two hits in the major leagues on Thursday in his 9-2 loss to Toronto.
Cabrera has appeared in four games in the outfield and three in right field this season, but Aaron Boone has already impressed with the versatility of Venezuela's defense at the age of 23. I have received
"He's always been that way. Obviously he hasn't played a lot of games in the outfield, he's only played a few minor league games. But he's been there a lot. "I think one of his strengths as a player is his maturity and his watch and the way he's about him. It's always been his calling."
"It's not to cheapen his skill set because I think you see how he moves around the infield and picks up ground balls. He really He can also impact the ball.He's turning himself into a really good player and I think he's going to be a good player in this league for a long time.But the intangible stuff is really special to him."
Before the Bleacher Creatures began their first roll call tradition on Friday night, Cabrera returned Gurriel's deep fly to the right and pumped them both to It already got a standing ovation. After he catches the highlight reel, he crosses his arms and screams.