Top Giants prospect Gustavo Cabrera suffers a “horrific” wrist injury

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Outfielder Gustavo Cabrera, who the San Francisco Giants’ signed from last year’s international free-agent class, has sustained a horrific right wrist injury in the Dominican Republic.

The story, first reported by Ben Badler of Baseball America, with details added by Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, has Cabrera cutting his wrist severely on broken glass, possibly in a slip-and-fall, possibly by putting it through a window. Badler reports that the injury was gruesome and nearly led to his right hand being severed.

Baggarly’s sources, however, say that Cabrera has had surgery and, since he is likely destined to play in a league that begins in mid-season next year, he should be ready to go as scheduled.

Still: pretty crazy.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.