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Cabrera misses game to become U.S. citizen

Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:20 pm
Orlando CabreraBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Second baseman Orlando Cabrera was not with the Indians in Chicago on Thursday, instead he left the team to return to his home in South Carolina to officially become a United States citizen.

A native of Columbia, the 36-year-old Cabrera had been going through the citizenship process the last few months and his manager, Manny Acta, was happy to let him off for a day to officially become a U.S. citizen. Acta, born in the Dominican Republic, went through the same process in 1999.

"I know he's very happy and excited," Acta told of Cabrera. "I've gone through it. It is a great moment. We all appreciate the type of life that you can live here with all the freedom and all the security we have here. It's going to be a great moment for him."

Cabrera is expected to return to the team in Cleveland on Friday for the showdown with the team he played for last season, the Cincinnati Reds. Cabrera is one of the main sparks for the surprising Indians, hitting .280/.299/.360 for Cleveland, although it should be no surprise the Indians are in first place with Cabrera on the team. Cabrera has been to the playoffs in six of the last seven seasons, including last season with the Reds and he was part of the 2004 Red Sox.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:11 am

Cabrera misses game to become U.S. citizen

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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: May 21, 2011 1:49 am

Cabrera misses game to become U.S. citizen

You sir may very well be the most disgracefull person to ever post here.  What a dumb comment.  I would be willing to bet that he could pay off your rented trailer park slot with one-hald of the taxes that he pays.  Go back to your PBR and plastic fake wicker lawn chair and leave the comments section to actual human beings with a thought worth typing here.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:19 pm

Cabrera misses game to become U.S. citizen

Are you suggesting he wasn't paying taxes before? 

Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 8:57 am

Cabrera misses game to become U.S. citizen

Now he gets to pay taxes, but at least his offspring will get to recoup the taxes down the road in the form of welfare payments and student aid and wic.

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