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Everth Cabrera (born November 17, 1986, in Nandaime, Nicaragua) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the San Diego Padres.

Baseball careerEdit

Minor leaguesEdit

He began his professional career in 2006, playing in the Colorado Rockies organization for the Casper Rockies. In 54 games, he hit .254 with 18 stolen bases. In 2007, he played for the Tri-City Dust Devils and Modesto Nuts, hitting .300 with 12 stolen bases in 150 at bats for the former and .267 in 15 at bats for the latter.

While with the Asheville Tourists in 2008, in 121 games he hit .284 with 73 stolen bases—more than any other minor leaguer.[1] He was selected by the Padres from the Rockies in the Rule V Draft on January 16, 2009.[2][1]

San Diego PadresEdit

Cabrera stole 9 bases in spring training 2009 for the Padres, and made the opening day roster as a backup infielder.

He got his first hit in the major leagues on April 8, a double, off of Cory Wade of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the 7th inning, at Petco Park in San Diego, California.

On August 7, Cabrera hit a walk-off grand-slam off the Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th, capping a Padres win 6 - 2. The game was tied earlier with a Will Venable RBI double.

Helping to extend the Padres success that began in late July, Cabrera defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 16 (F/10, 6-5) with a game-winning, walk-off RBI that scored another fast rookie, Luis Durango.

In November, was named Nicaragua's 2009 Professional Sports Athlete of the Year.


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