Cabrera (elbow) was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Cabrera has the tools to pitch in high-leverage situations one day, but he needs to work on his command, which was an issue even before the ailment. Until he can tune up his control, the hard-throwing right-hander will remain in the minors.
Cabrera (elbow) completed a scoreless inning for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, but threw just six of his 17 pitches for strikes, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. He has thrown 24 of his 51 pitches for strikes during his rehab assignment, but has not allowed a run while striking out four over four innings. Cabrera is a decent long-term saves play in dynasty leagues, but he will likely be behind at least Jim Johnson and Arodys Vizcaino in the pecking order when he gets activated this season.
Cabrera (elbow) will pitch in a rehab assignment Tuesday for Triple-A Gwinnett, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. After that, it's likely that Cabrera will have at least one two-inning appearance before being activated from the 10-day disabled list. The earliest he can rejoin the Braves is May 5 against the Cardinals.
Cabrera is set to begin his minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Florida on Friday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports. Cabrera will throw one inning Friday and hopefully toss two more in his next outing barring any setbacks. If all goes well in Florida, the 23-year-old will then head to Triple-A Gwinnett where he'll get his footing before returning to the Braves' bullpen.
Cabrera (elbow) will pitch in an extended spring training game Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. By completing a live batting practice session Tuesday, Cabrera cleared one of the last major hurdles on his road back to active competition. The Braves will keep him in a controlled environment Friday but it sounds like Cabrera could join Triple-A Gwinnett as soon as next week. While Cabrera throws gas and could end up being a closer in the future, he will need to prove his health and rein in his control for that to come to fruition.
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