Three weeks after hitting the disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera appears to be on track to return to action after completing a minor league rehab assignment this week.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 at Double-A New Hampshire on Wednesday and could make one more appearance before joining the Blue Jays as they open the second half with a 10-game homestand that will prove their last best chance to get back into the AL East race.
Cabrera, who signed a two-year deal with the Jays this past off-season after missing the final third of the 2012 season due to a PED suspension, is hitting .278/.321/.362 through 78 games this year. Cabrera last played for the Jays on June 27.
Toronto added several high-profile players to their roster this year in an attempt to make a run to the postseason. Sitting in the cellar of the AL East and a full 10 games out of first, this certainly could have gone better for manager John Gibbons. Though Cabrera has had a disappointing year, especially his lack of extra-base pop, he’s still viewed as an upgrade to Rajai Davis, who has filled in since Cabrera went down. Over his last 24 contests, Davis has produced a nearly identical line to that of Cabrera.