Alex Cabrera Still a Power Source in Venezuela

Alex Cabrera is a mammoth of a man, with shoulders larger than any myworld has ever witnessed.  He was tied with two other Japanese players with most homeruns in a season at 55 in the NPB until Wladimir Balentien shattered that record in 2013.  He hit 357 homeruns in Japan over a 12 season Japanese career, finally calling it quits in 2012.

At 41 years of age he must have found his fountain of youth in Venezuela.  He is hotter than any player in winter baseball, hitting 10 homeruns in his last eight games.  He has had three multi homer games in that eight game streak.  For the season he is hitting .407 with 15 homeruns and 40 RBIs.  As it stands now, those figures would give him the Triple Crown in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Last year in the Venezuelan League he only played in 37 games and hit just seven homerun.  He has doubled that effort this year in the same amount of games.  He has been so hot the Orix Buffaloes, a team in the Japanese League he played for between 2008-2010 is trying to lure him back into the NPB to replace Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee.  Lee is a free agent looking at the major leagues for a contract.

Alex Cabrera also has a son playing with the Detroit Tigers in the minor leagues.  He was originally signed by the Pirates but traded to the Tigers in 2012.  Ramon Cabrera is only listed at 5′8″ and doesn’t come close to the homerun pop of his father.  He is 24 years old, making Alex 17 years old when he became a father, if his listed birth date is correct.  

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