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Asdrubal Cabrera | Shortstop | #13

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
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Mets assistant GM John Ricco said that the Mets are leaning towards having Asdrubal Cabrera be the starting third baseman in 2018.
Cabrera played a little bit of everything last year, including third. New York has openings at third and second base, and realistically, he could be the option for whatever position the Mets don't fill externally. He's a better defender at third than he is at second, however, and there are more options at the keystone than at the hot corner in the 2018 market. Wed, Nov 15, 2017 05:19:00 PM

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Mets exercised INF Asdrubal Cabrera's $8.5 million option for 2018.

The decision had been reported previously and the team has now made it official. Cabrera has posted a .280/.343/.455 batting line with 37 home runs over the last two seasons for the Mets. He'll start for them at second or third base next season.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets will pick up Asdrubal Cabrera's $8.25 million option for 2018.

That's been the expectation for a while now. Cabrera has batted .280/.343/.455 with 37 home runs over the last two seasons in New York and started over 30 games at shortstop, second and third base in 2017. He'll either be the club's starting second or third baseman in 2018, depending on how the Mets' offseason shakes out.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 02:27:00 PM

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, it's "almost certain" that the Mets will exercise Asdrubal Cabrera's $8.25 million club option for 2018.

The Mets could decline and pay a $2 million buyout, but it has been expected that they will keep him around. Cabrera finished 2017 strong, ultimately putting up a .280/.351/.434 batting line with 14 homers and 59 RBI over 135 games. Young Amed Rosario is poised to begin 2018 as the regular shortstop, so Cabrera could play second base or third base depending on what the Mets do this offseason.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Like most managers, Terry Collins is using a bunch of backups Sunday. Phillip Evans is at third base in Cabrera's place.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera finished 4-for-6 and hit a game-winning, three-run home run in the 11th inning Saturday to give the Mets a 7-4 win over the Phillies.

Cabrera hit an RBI double in the seventh inning and, with the game tied in the 11th, untied it with a big fly to left-center field. The homer was the 14th of the year for the 31-year-old. Cabrera followed up on a career year offensively with another strong showing, batting .280/.351/.434 and proving that 2016 wasn't a fluke. The Mets will almost certainly exercise their $8.25 million club option for 2018, even if only to deal him in the offseason.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 01:16:00 AM

The Record's Matt Ehalt writes that "it seems the Mets are likely to exercise" Asdrubal Cabrera's $8.5 million option for 2018.

They would owe him a $2 million buyout if they declined the option. Cabrera, who turns 32 in November, has dealt with some injuries this season but has hit a solid .273/.346/.422 while making over 30 starts at each of shortstop, second and third base. He would be an option to start at either second or third in 2018, depending on what additions the Mets make over the offseason.
Source: The Record
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 01:41:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Braves.

Phillip Evans will make the start at the hot corner and bat cleanup against right-hander Lucas Sims. Cabrera figures to be in there for the nightcap.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 01:25:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 13th home run of the season Sunday in the Mets' defeat of the Braves.

It was a pinch-hit two-run shot in the top of the ninth inning off Braves reliever Jose Ramirez. Cabrera is finishing strong here in September and has raised his season slash line to .280/.350/.440. The 31-year-old infielder holds an $8.25 million club option (or $2 million buyout) for the 2018 campaign.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

Cabrera had two singles and a double. He’s been on an absolute tear of late, hitting .607 (17-for-28) over his last nine games. His batting average has soared from .256 to .279 during that time. Cabrera’s contract includes an $8.25 million club option (or a $2 million buyout) for 2018 and the Mets will probably give strong consideration to picking it up.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:26:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera singled twice and added a double Tuesday versus the Cubs.

The Mets managed only seven hits as a team, and Cabrera and Amed Rosario had five of them. Cabrera has quietly been red-hot at the dish over the last few weeks, batting .390 with three homers and 13 RBI over his last 17 games.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:53:00 PM

X-rays on Asdrubal Cabrera's right ankle came back negative.

Cabrera was hit by a pitch in the ankle Sunday but has escaped with merely a bruise. Consider him day-to-day.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera departed Sunday's game against the Reds after being hit on the right ankle with a pitch.

Cabrera was clearly in some pain but was able to walk off the field under his own power. The Mets will surely send him for some X-rays.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 03:17:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Reds on Saturday in his return to the lineup.

After missing Friday's contest with a sore hamstring, Cabrera was back in there Saturday and doubled and scored on a Dominic Smith single in the sixth inning, then doubled again in the seventh to drive in Nori Aoki with another run. Cabrera is having a pretty good season for the Mets but isn't setting the fantasy world on fire. He has a .268 batting average with 12 home runs, 48 RBI and 61 runs scored in 116 games.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 11:09:00 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Cabrera tweaked his right hamstring Thursday and also revealed after the game that he's nursing a back injury, as well. The results of his MRI haven't been revealed yet, but he figures to miss at least a couple games. With Amed Rosario (finger) also sidelined, the Mets have Gavin Cecchini at second base, Matt Reynolds at third and Jose Reyes at shortstop.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Dominic Smith
3T.J. Rivera
4Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Zach Borenstein
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Kevin McGowan
8Jamie Callahan
9Jacob Rhame
10Matt Purke
11Tyler Bashlor
12Gerson Bautista