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Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos said a lot of players have received second chances in baseball. He said there won't be a third or fourth.
"Obviously, he made a terrible mistake," Anthopoulos said. "We heard he's a great teammate."
Gibbons envisions Cabrera batting second in his lineup.
"Alex paid a lot of money for him to come over and hit so he'll get as many at-bats as he can," Gibbons said.
Cabrera made his major league debut in 2005 with the New York Yankees and stayed with them until being traded to Atlanta after the 2009 season.
The Blue Jays had their share of sluggers -- Edwin Encarnacion hit 42 homers and two-time home run champ Jose Bautista hit 27 -- but didn't score at an exceptional rate.
Toronto scored 716 runs last season, seventh among the 14 American League teams.
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