He came to Boston from the Expos in the four-team trade deadline deal between the Red Sox, Expos, Cubs, and Twins. Cabrera hit a home run in his first plate appearance for the Red Sox; he banged a clutch walkoff double on August 17. Cabrera played in 58 games for the Red Sox, batting .294/.320/.465.
Cabrera had 11 hits in the historic and unforgettable ALCS against the Yankees; only David Ortiz had more (12). In the top of the 11th of ALCS Game 4, Cabrera made a diving catch to his right on Alex Rodriguez's line drive with one out and a runner at second.
Manny Ramirez and Cabrera, during the ALDS
Cabrera and Pokey Reese, celebrating a Red Sox win
In the aftermath of The Slap, Cabrera informed the Yankees
that the ALCS would be going to a seventh game.