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Asdrubal Cabrera | Shortstop

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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The Indians are hopeful that Asdrubal Cabrera (back) will be ready to return to the lineup over the weekend.
Manager Terry Francona is aiming for Saturday, though he admitted that might be a tad optimistic. Cabrera did increase his activity Thursday but will miss a third straight game due to back spasms. Jose Ramirez is getting another start at shortstop. Jul 24 - 6:25 PM

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Asdrubal Cabrera (back) remained out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

He's missed the last two games after exiting Monday's contest with back spasms. The Indians have called up Jose Ramirez to provide protection for Cabrera, who is considered day-to-day.
Jul 23 - 10:54 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not playing Tuesday.

Cabrera left Monday's series-opener against the Twins with back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Jul 22 - 4:37 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game against the Twins with lower back spasms.

The injury appeared to occur when Cabrera fielded a groundout in the bottom of the second inning. He was pinch-hit for in the top of the third. The Indians should provide an update on their shortstop after the game.
Jul 21 - 9:29 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera ripped a game-tying three-run triple in the seventh inning, helping the Indians come from behind and win against the Yankees on Thursday.

He would later score the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly. Cabrera also walked and singled in five plate appearances on the evening. The shortstop has a mediocre .251/.312/.398 slash line with eight home runs and 37 RBI on the season.
Jul 10 - 10:42 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera doubled and scored, going 3-for-7 overall, in an extra-inning loss against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Cabrera has been in a rut at the plate, entering the night with a .412 OPS over his last 56 plate appearances. The three-hit night helps bring his OPS closer towards .700 on the season overall. The shortstop is slashing .248/.308/.391 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.
Jul 10 - 12:05 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera had a two-run homer and two walks in four plate appearances on Monday.

Cabrera is enjoying batting second of late; he has 14 runs scored and 10 RBI through 14 games in June. In 53 games entering the month, he totaled 28 runs scored and 16 RBI.
Jun 16 - 10:20 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera had a big night at the plate in a losing effort against the Rangers on Friday, going 3-for-5 with a double, homer and pair of runs scored.

Cabrera's solo shot off opposing starter Yu Darvish in the fourth inning tied the game at 4-4, though that wound up being the extent of the Tribe's offense on the night. He has started to pick up the pace offensively in recent weeks, hitting .313 (31-for-99) with five homers and 14 RBI in his last 25 games.
Jun 6 - 11:43 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 12th as the Indians beat the Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday.

The Red Sox were using a five-man infield with runners at the corners and one out in the 12th, and all Cabrera needed was a medium-depth flyball. Instead, he lined a lousy splitter from Edward Mujica over the wall in right. It was his second hit of the night and his fifth homer of the season. He had been in a 6-for-41 slump since his last multihit game on May 20.
Jun 5 - 2:18 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera smacked a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Rockies.

It was his fourth home run of the season and his first since May 9. Cabrera has been a little better overall this month, but he's still batting just .246/.322/.382 on the year.
May 30 - 10:41 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 on Wednesday and is in a 1-for-17 slump.

Cabrera had a great two-week run in the middle of May, bringing his OPS from .589 on May 6 to .758 on May 20, but he's back under .700 now. He's hardly an ideal choice to hit second, like he did tonight.
May 28 - 11:05 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) went 0-for-4 as the DH in his return to the lineup Monday.

Cabrera missed three starts over the weekend due to left knee soreness, but he's feeling better now and could return to shortstop Tuesday. The 28-year-old is batting .251 with three home runs, 14 RBI, and four stolen bases through 49 games this season.
May 26 - 5:41 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) struck out as a pinch-hitter in the Indians' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

Cabrera was held out of the starting lineup due to soreness in his left knee. It's not a major concern, and he should be full active by the middle of this week.
May 26 - 3:44 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) remained out of the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Cabrera exited Thursday's game due to soreness in his left knee and has now missed three straight starts. The shortstop remains day-to-day. Justin Sellers is getting another start in Cabrera's place Sunday.
May 25 - 10:01 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera remains out of the Indians starting lineup on Saturday.

Cabrera exited Thursday's game due to soreness in his left knee and has now been on the pine for the next two contests. Though an MRI came back negative, if he doesn't show improvement soon he could be looking at a trip to the disabled list. Justin Sellers will once again get the call at shortstop and hit ninth for the Indians.
May 24 - 9:39 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Josh Tomlin
4Trevor Bauer
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone