The Cleveland Indians re-signed Melky Cabrera this afternoon and sent him to Triple-A Columbus.
#Indians re-signed OF Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal. He's back in Columbus.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 5, 2018
I don’t understand it either. Melky did not play well earlier this season while covering for various injuries. Now, with Brandon Guyer likely returning to the disabled list after hitting a ball into his own knee, Melky may be poised to return to the Major League roster soon.
I am speculating here, but maybe the Indians want him as some kind of bizarre insurance policy for the outfield in Triple-A with Greg Allen and possibly Yandy Diaz and Francisco Mejia on the way soon?
It’s unfortunate to note that we probably did this to ourselves:
The number of people who have seriously suggested re-signing Melky and his .536 OPS over the last 12 hours is stunning.— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) July 3, 2018
We will provide more information on this story as it pertains to Melky Cabrera’s return to the Indians roster, which is to say that I hope we have nothing else to say.