It was a dull day for the Yankees offense, but Oswald Cabrera provided a bright spot.
The rookie infielder made his major debut in his league career in the Yankees' 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays in the Bronx on Thursday night. recorded two of his hits, including one from
"That was amazing," Cabrera said after his second day in the big leagues. "At that moment, I was just in the air." Cabrera's first hit of his career came off Jose Berrios in the fourth inning. He sucked his drive to the 107.5 mph line to center field and a double moved him to second place. He then added a single in the seventh inning going 2-for-4.
The 23-year-old Venezuelan said he was going to pass the ball off his first hit to his father Leobard, who was in his Yankee stadium.
"He is the one who made this happen for me and my mother," said Cabrera. "(My father) helped me in every way. He's the type of father who buys everything for us instead of buying things for himself.
Cabrera also looked smooth in his first start at shortstop after playing third base in his MLB debut Wednesday.