Melky Cabrera unlikely to play again this season

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera is unlikely to return to the Blue Jays lineup this season.

According to MLB.com, Cabrera hasn’t played since August 1 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and is dealing with an issue with the meniscus in his left knee. The injury requires rest and not surgery.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is unsure of Cabrera’s return but doubts he will be back. “I don’t know that for sure, but probably not,” Gibbons said.

According to Sportsnet Canada, Cabrera spent time on the disabled list earlier this season with left knee tendinitis earlier in the summer, and has battled leg soreness for much of the season.

Cabrera played in 88 games this season and batted .279 with three home runs. He struggled in the outfield and could’t cover a lot of ground due to the issues with his knee.

Cabrera,29, signed a two year,$16 million contract last offseason with the Blue Jays and is due $8 million next season in the final year of the deal.

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