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Cabrera Is Just Going To Keep Working Hard

The first thing that strikes you about Melky Cabrera is his calm and humble demeanor, and his meticulous approach to the game. It is the demeanor of a veteran who's been there before and knows what it takes to be successful. The second thing that strikes you is that he is only 21-years old and he barely speaks any English.

Melky Cabrera is a switch-hitting outfielder who signed with New York in 2001 as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic. After making his way through the minors with stops in Staten Island (A) and Trenton (AA), Cabrera landed in Columbus in the middle of the 2005 season. A few days later, his contract was purchased by the Yankees and he spent the next six games in the big...

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