Oswaldo Cabrera to give ball to father after first big-league hit: 'I was just in the sky'


One bright spot in the Yankees’ 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday was Oswaldo Cabrera picking up his first big-league hit.

The infield prospect finished with two hits on the night and played a smooth shortstop, giving the Yanks some initial hope that their recent call-up can provide more than what Isiah Kiner-Falefa has done this season.

As for Cabrera and his first major league hit, he knew immediately where the ball was going after it was thrown back into the Yankee dugout.

“I’m gonna give it to my father,” Cabrera said. “He’s the person who made this happen for me, and my mom. That ball will have to be for him.”

It was an otherwise forgettable night in the Bronx, but now, it won’t be one that ever slips Cabrera’s memory.

“That was amazing,” Cabrera said. “I can’t describe how that feels. At that moment, I was just in the sky.”

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