June 13, 2011

Orlando Cabrera Gets 2000th Hit

In case you were keeping track, Cleveland Indians second baseman Orlando Cabrera has as many World Series rings as Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined have NBA Championship rings.

And now that I’ve got that obvious attempt to capitalize on web traffic out of the way, I can tell you this.

With a second inning single of New York Yankees pitcher Freddy Garcia on Sunday, Cabrera became just the 262nd player to record 2000 hits. He sits 16th among active players (I’m not includuing Manny Ramirez) and joins Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Lee as the second player to reach the milestone this season.

"It means a lot," the 36-year-old said of the milestone. "I never started my career thinking, 'I'm going to get there,' or anything like that. I'm really, really happy that I'm still playing and was able to get to that number.

Cabrera is hitting just .242 for the Tribe this season after signing a one-year deal back in Spring Training.

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