Marlins general manager Kim Ng said Monday that Cabrera (biceps) has yet to resume a throwing program, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Shortly after reporting to spring training in mid-February, Cabrera was diagnosed with an inflamed nerve in his biceps and has been shut down ever since. The injury effectively ended Cabrera's long-shot bid for a spot in the Marlins' Opening Day rotation, and given that he has yet to throw a month later, he may not be ready to go when Triple-A Jacksonville begins its season in May. A clearer timeline for Cabrera's eventual 2021 debut should emerge once he eventually resumes throwing.
The Marlins optioned Cabrera (biceps) to Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Cabrera has been sidelined all spring due to right biceps inflammation, ending any hope he had of making a dark-horse run at a back-end rotation spot for Miami. Assuming that he's able to overcome the biceps injury with a few more weeks of rest and rehab, Cabrera could be ready to pitch when Jacksonville begins its season in May.
Cabrera isn't throwing to begin spring training due to an inflamed nerve in his right biceps, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 22-year-old is with the team to open camp but isn't participating in throwing activities. It's unclear when Cabrera is expected to return to the mound, though the Marlins figure to remain cautious with one of their top prospects.
Cabrera (arm) will join the Marlins' taxi squad for the team's road trips to Atlanta and New York during the final week of the regular season, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The 22-year-old right-hander likely would have made his big-league debut earlier this season when a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak left the Marlins short on healthy pitchers, but Cabrera wasn't available after sustaining an arm injury late in summer camp. Cabrera has moved past the injury, but with Miami's pitching staff having since returned to full strength and no more doubleheaders on the schedule this season, the team doesn't have an obvious spot in the rotation for him. Even so, the hard-throwing Cabrera could still be in the mix for a callup prior to the playoffs, as the Marlins are lacking in high-impact arms out of the bullpen and could view him as an upgrade over most of their relievers currently on the active roster.
Cabrera (arm) has been cleared to resume throwing off the mound, but his MLB debut is not imminent, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The Marlins were buyers at the trade deadline and have not been shy about promoting top prospects this year, so if they think Cabrera can help them down the stretch, he could be an option later in September, most likely as a reliever. However, as one of the organization's most prized arms, Cabrera figures to be handled very carefully. Reports surfaced in late July that Cabrera was dealing with a minor right arm injury.
Cabrera (arm) has begun a throwing progression at the Marlins' alternate training site in Jupiter and could be an option to join the big club in the second half of September, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera would have been a candidate to join the Marlins earlier this month after the team had 18 players test positive for COVID-19, including multiple starting pitchers. Unfortunately for Cabrera, the right arm injury he developed late in summer camp prevented him from earning a callup. The Marlins don't view the arm issue as a long-term concern, but the 22-year-old will still be built up slowly after being shut down the past few weeks. He split time between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville in 2019, logging a 2.23 ERA and a 116:31 K:BB in 96.2 innings.
Cabrera hasn't been throwing at the Marlins' alternate training site over the past week due to a minor right arm injury, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Miami was already without one of its starting pitchers (Jose Urena) due to a positive COVID-19 test, and the team's pitching staff could be further depleted after a surge in additional positive tests among Marlins players and coaches in recent days resulted in the postponement of Monday's home opener versus the Orioles. Cabrera would have been one of the prime candidates to fill any potential openings in the rotation that might exist, but his own injury will leave him out of the mix for the time being. The 22-year-old right-hander is viewed as one of the top arms in the Miami farm system after he submitted a 2.23 ERA and recorded 116 strikeouts over 96.2 innings between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville in 2019.
The Marlins optioned Cabrera to Double-A Jacksonville on March 6.
One of the better young pitchers in the Marlins' farm system, Cabrera will open the 2020 season where he finished it in 2019. Miami will likely monitor Cabrera's innings count carefully in 2020, but if he can quickly replicate the success he found in his initial taste of Jacksonville last season, he could move to Triple-A Wichita before the year ends.
Cabrera threw 19 of 32 pitches for strikes while consistently working in the high 90s with his fastball during his spring debut Wednesday against the Cardinals, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
The 21-year-old right-hander also flashed a changeup that topped out at 94 mph as well as a slow curve that he had a little trouble locating. Cabrera is coming off a breakout campaign at High-A and Double-A, and while he may not make his big-league debut until 2021, the Marlins' No. 3 fantasy prospect could force the team's hand this summer with another strong season in the high minors.
Cabrera was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster Wednesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
One of the top pitching prospects in all the minors, Cabrera was excellent at High-A and Double-A last year. He has a chance to end up with three plus or better pitches and could reach the majors sometime this summer.
Cabrera (infection) was activated from the 7-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday.
Cabrera has been cleared to rejoin Jacksonville's rotation after spending more than three weeks on the injured list with an infection. The 21-year-old owns a combined 2.23 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 110:29 K:BB across 92.2 innings with Jacksonville and High-A Jupiter and will look to finish the season strong.
Cabrera was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Jacksonville with an infection, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Fernandez notes that the infection is not believed to be serious, so we should see him back before the end of the season. This has been a big breakout year for the 6-foot-4 righty. He has a 2.23 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 110:29 K:BB in 92.2 innings across stops at High-A and Double-A.
Cabrera allowed two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings for Double-A Jacksonville on Thursday, striking out seven.
Making his second start since a promotion to the Southern League, Cabrera continued to dazzle. The 21-year-old right-hander now has a 2.06 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 84:23 K:BB through 70 innings between Double-A and High-A, and the Marlins' No. 6 fantasy prospect is positioning himself for a potential 2020 big-league debut if he maintains his strong performance through the second half.
Cabrera gave up two hits over 6.2 scoreless innings while striking out 13 for High-A Jupiter on Wednesday.
The right-hander tied Jupiter's franchise record for strikeouts in a game while also setting a new career high of his own. Cabrera has been dominating Florida State League hitters: He has a 21.2-inning scoreless streak going dating back to the first inning of his first start of the season, and his 31:6 K:BB is superb. A promotion to Double-A for the 21-year-old seems imminent.
Cabrera tossed five scoreless innings for High-A Jupiter on Wednesday, allowing three hits and striking out six.
The right-hander missed a start due to back soreness, but Cabrera seemed none the worse for wear in his return to the mound. The Marlins' No. 12 fantasy prospect is off to a great start in his first look at High-A hitters, posting a 2.35 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB through 15.1 innings. Miami has no reason to rush him up the ladder, but a big first half could put Cabrera in position for a promotion to Double-A later this summer.
Cabrera landed on High-A Jupiter's 7-day injured list Tuesday due to an upper-back issue, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins believe the injury will only force Cabrera to miss one start, so the brief shutdown shouldn't be viewed as a big deal for a pitcher whose innings count was always going to be monitored carefully this season anyway. Cabrera has already made two starts for Jupiter this season, holding opposing batters to a .171 average while posting a 12:6 K:BB in 10.1 innings.
Cabrera tossed a complete-game, seven-inning shutout for Low-A Greensboro in its 8-0 victory over Lakewood in Game 1 of a doubleheader. He gave up four hits and no walks and struck out five.
The start was the longest outing of the 20-year-old's professional career, with 52 of his 80 pitches going for strikes. Despite keeping the opposition off the board for seven frames Sunday, Cabrera still maintains an unremarkable 4.09 ERA for the season after struggling in his previous three outings. Expect some inconsistency from the hard-throwing righty, who boasts impressive velocity but still needs to refine his secondary offerings.
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