Jolbert Cabrera

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Jolbert Alexis Cabrera

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 177 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jolbert Cabrera was a man of many hats, playing many positions and with many teams during a professional career spanning 1991 to 2012.

Much like his brother, Orlando, Jolbert began his career in the Montreal Expos system as a middle infielder, making his big league debut as a utility man after joining the Cleveland Indians as a minor league free agent before the 1998 system. He played a career best 141 games with the 2001 Tribe, becoming a 1.000 career postseason hitter with a pinch hit single off John Halama of the Seattle Mariners in the 2001 ALDS. A move to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002 proved quite fortuitous in 2003 when Jolbert enjoyed his finest season, hitting .282/.332/.438 in 128 games. Following a similar season with the Mariners in 2004, he headed to NPB for two seasons, belting 14 home runs total while hitting .281/.339/.402 in 221 games with two teams. He returned to the States in 2007, seeing his final action with the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, hitting .252 in 48 games. He finished his career in a brief stint in the Mexican League in 2012. In 609 big league games, he played every position but pitcher and catcher, with 50 games at six different positions.

Jolbert Jr. became a hitting coach with the AZL Reds in 2014 and Billings Mustangs in 2015. Moving to the San Francisco Giants' chain, Cabrera was a hitting coach for the AZL Giants in 2016. He spent the next two years as a manager with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in 2017 and Augusta GreenJackets in 2018. He returned to a coaching role in 2019 and was the fundamentals coach for the Sacramento River Cats. Cabrera was scheduled to return to Sacramento in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19, then did coach Sacramento in 2021-2023.

Cabrera gained international coaching experience as the Aguilas del Zulia hitting coach during the 2015/2016 Venezuelan League season. Cabrera coached Colombia when they won one of the 2017 WBC Qualifiers to earn a trip to the 2017 WBC, their first WBC appearance. At the next edition of the classic, in 2023, he was the team's manager while his brother, Orlando, was one of the team's coaches.

Jolbert and Orlando are the sons of scout Jolbert Cabrera Sr., who was responsible for signing Edgar Renteria for the Florida Marlins.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2017 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Northwest League 29-47 8th San Francisco Giants
2018 Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League 67-70 8th San Francisco Giants

Further Reading[edit]

  • Scott Merkin: "Team Colombia's biggest fan? The manager's mom",, March 9, 2023. [1]

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