Orlando Cabrera already has said he has no issue with the Angels’ decision to trade him. He also is saying that the Angels are going to be just fine at shortstop and had praise for Erick Aybar, one of the candidates to take over at short.
“I think he can be a good player,” Cabrera said from White Sox camp. “He just needs the opportunity. He did pretty good when they put him at second until he got hurt. He can do some special stuff. He can steal a lot of bases. They have to let him play.”
Cabrera already has made an impression with his new team. In the first inning of the White Sox’s first intrasquad game of the spring, Valencia resident Jerry Owens laid down a perfect bunt single. Cabrera followed with an RBI double to the gap.