Mauricio Cabrera

Position: RHP
Born: 9/22/1993
Height: 6'3
Weight: 245
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on May 27, 2011 (ATL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA and four saves in 25 games at Mississippi (Double-A), striking out 35 in 33.2 IP and walking 22 while allowing 20 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Mississippi June 27 when RHP Alexi Ogando was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 6/27/2016

Debut Details
June 27, in an 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The third of five pitchers, he allowed one hit over one scoreless inning. Coming on in the top of the seventh inning with runners Tyler Naquin and Chris Gimenez respectively at the corners and no outs, the first batter he faced, Carlos Santana, delivered a soft RBI single to left field to score Naquin. The next batter, Rajai Davis, laid down a bunt that was mishandled by third baseman Jace Peterson, allowing Davis to reach and Gimenez to move to second. Jason Kipnis followed with a line out to center for the first out, after which Francisco Lindor hit into what became a 3-2-5 double play, erasing Gimenez trying to score for the final out.

Player Notes
Now in his sixth pro season, Cabrera was moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen in 2014 and is coming off a 2015 season in which he combined to go 2-3 with a 5.59 ERA in 36 games out of the pen between Carolina (High A) and Mississippi, striking out 53 in 48.1 IP while limiting batters to just a .228 average despite the high ERA. With a fastball that has been clocked in triple digits, he’s been working on consistency and deception, refining his other pitches to offset that pure heat. The Braves are exercising patience with him, knowing the potential upside.