Ex-Yankee Melky Cabrera retires two seasons after final game

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The Melkman has made his last delivery. Melky Cabrera, the 37-year-old outfielder who played five seasons for the Yankees in the late-2000s, announced his official retirement on Friday. Cabrera had not played in the big leagues since 2019 with the Pirates, but he did sign a contract with the Mets in 2020 and was part of the team’s player pool during the shortened season, ultimately failing to get any game action. He posted a simple message to his Instagram on Friday afternoon in his native Spanish, which translated to: “I think it’s time for my retirement from MLB.” Cabrera was part…

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