Is Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers related to Melky Cabrera? Nancynurs.
No. Baseball players Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants are not related. Miguel is from Venezuela, while Melky is from the Dominican Republic.
Melky Cabrera was born on August 11, 1984 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, while Miguel Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela. There are currently 6 Major League Baseball players with the last name Cabrera and none of them have been confirmed to be related.
On August 15, 2012, it was announced that Melky Cabrera would be suspended for 50 games, because he tested positive for testosterone. As he later admitted in a statement, this was due to his use of a performance-enhancing substance banned by Major League Baseball. While both the Giants and Tigers have a very good chance of making the playoffs, it's expected that the Giants will suffer heavily by losing Melky Cabrera.