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Cabrera appears on way back to Toronto

by Amy Moritz
@amymoritz

Melky Cabrera made his second start with the Buffalo Bisons on his Major League rehab assignment Saturday night. He went 2 for 2 in three at-bats with a run scored and an RBI and made a few solid plays in left field.

After the fifth inning, he left the game.

And while nothing official has been announced, here is what Buffalo manager Marty Brown said about Cabrera's early exit from the game."

“He’s going to head up to Toronto,” Brown said. “They just wanted him to get three at-bats or six innings of work in the outfield. I mean he can hit. It doesn’t matter which side of the plate you put him on. He’s got the ability to hit. I don’t necessarily believe that he’s 100 percent but Melky feels that he’s good to go and obviously they want to get him in the lineup. We wish him the best. He goes about his job the right way.”

The Bisons dropped a 12-3 decision to the Toledo Mud Hens. Starter Carlos Vargas (5-7) gave up five runs on eight hits in three innings, taking the start for Ricky Romero, who is sidelined with an illness.

Sergio Santos, in his second MLB rehab appearance from the Bisons bullpen, wasn't as crisp as he was in his first outing. He was tagged for four runs, though only two were earned, giving up three hits with one walk in one inning. He also pitched to one batter in the sixth.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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