Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will undergo season-ending surgery sometime next week after fracturing his pinkie finger Friday night where he went 1-1 with a single and also scored a run in the game against the Boston Red Sox.
He appeared to be injured on the way back to first base after a pick off attempt by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. He stayed on the field and in the lineup until the sixth inning. Cabrera fouled a pitch off himself and he then left the game after that.
Cabrera, 30, has ended his wonderful bounce-back season with the following line of .301/.351/.458, with 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 73 RBI's over the course of 139 games played. With Cabrera out, look for Colby Rasmus to get back into the mix of regular playing time.
Cabrera has hit .286/.338/.415 with 88 home runs and 520 runs batted in during his career.
Cabrera will be a costless agent after the season.