Found January 20, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Another one bites the dust.  With Orlando Cabrera announcing his retirement yesterday, we lose one of the last few players that can be largely identified with the now defunct Montreal Expos.  It is a club that might soon be extinct, actually.  Out of all the remaining "true" Expos, just Vladimir Guerrero and, arguably, Javier Vazquez remain and both of those players are staring straight down he barrel of retirement as well.  While the Expos have since morphed into what is currently a promising young Washington Nationals team, it is a shame to see their remnants inching so close to extinction. Alas, there is still some hope.  While Vlad and Javy are probably the last full-blooded Expos on earth, there are still a handful of Major Leaguers left that at one time or another, even if only for a few games, donned Expo uniform.  In fact, there 19 former Expos that played in the majors in 2011 (assuming I didn't miss anyone) and as odd as it may seem, you could almost field a...

Orlando Cabrera retires from baseball

Don’t worry, Giants fans. We still have that other Cabrera. Orlando Cabrera—no relation to Melky—has retired from baseball, according to this tweet from ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas: Orlando Cabrera anunció hoy en Colombia su retiro del béisbol. Gran carrera. Vaya en paz!!!!! — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 18, 2012 O-Cab played in just 39 games for the...

Orlando Cabrera announces his retirement

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes, Orlando Cabrera has announced his retirement, via a Colombian radio station. Cabrera spent 15 seasons in the Majors spending time with the Expos, Red Sox, Angels, White Sox, Athletics, Twins, Indians and Giants. Last season Cabrera started off the year with the Indians before making his to the Bay and joining the Giants via the trade route...

Former Red Sox Shortstop Orlando Cabrera Retires After 15 MLB Seasons

Former Red Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera announced his retirement on a radio show in his home country of Colombia on Wednesday after 15 MLB seasons. Cabrera will be forever known by Sox fans as the man who replaced Nomar Garciaparra after being acquired from the Montreal Expos in a four-team deal in the final moments before the 2004 trade deadline. While Garciaparra was shipped to...

A Tip of the Cap to OC

Orlando Cabrera has announced his retirement at 37.He played less than half a season in Boston, and was traded for mysterious reasons. There are rumors that you can google.But, he remains the Man Who Replaced Nomar, and he did so admirably. He also, of course, was an important member of the 2004 World Series team (every player on that team was important).So cheers, OC. If things...

Orlando Cabrera To Retire

Longtime MLB shortstop Orlando Cabrera said on a Colombian radio station that he will retire from baseball, reports Cabrera spent 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, winning two Gold Gloves and collecting 2,055 hits along the way. The 37-year-old Colombia native signed with the Expos in 1993, made his MLB debut four years later and played for Montreal until the Red...

Veteran infielder Cabrera plans to retire

Long-time utility infielder Orlando Cabrera announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Wednesday while a guest on a Colombian radio station. Cabrera, a 15-year veteran of nine different franchises, retires after hitting .238 with five home runs and 51 RBIs in 130 games in 2011, split between the Indians (91 games) and the Giants (39 games).

Orlando Cabrera Says No Mas

As The Common Man noted on Notgraphs earlier today, O-Cab is hanging up his spikes. The journeyman shortstop announced his retirement after a 15-year career, including eight years in Montreal, three years in Anaheim, and a series of one-off stints in Minnesota, San Francisco, Oakland, Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and the South Side of Chicago. But though he spent more than half...

Thanks OC

Another One of the 25 from 2004 has entered retirement, and it is Orlando Cabrera, who calls it quits at the age of 37.He hit .294 for the Red Sox after he was dealt to the Sox in the Nomar Garciaparra trade on July 31st of that year. He played a solid shortstop, and was a big reason the Sox vaulted into the Wild Card lead that August, and eventually into baseball history.Cabrera...
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