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Asdrubal Cabrera | Shortstop | #13

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
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Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Yankees.
Wilmer Flores will start at third base and hit cleanup versus Yankees left-hander Jaime Garcia. Cabrera has a weak .593 OPS in 50 plate appearances this month. Aug 16 - 3:14 PM

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Asdrubal Cabrera had a rough night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

To be fair, it was a miserable night for all Mets' hitters as they tallied just one hit (a Travis d'Arnaud single) as a team against Hyun-Jin Ryu and a pair of Dodgers' relievers.
Aug 6 - 11:11 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with an RBI double versus the Rockies on Thursday.

Cabrera seems content since the move to third base and he's provided just enough offensive production this year to have the Mets apparently thinking about bringing him back next season. That said, his defense is still mediocre and his OPS isn't particularly impressive at .754, two reasons why no one was all that interested in trading for him prior to the deadline. He's a placeholder, nothing more.
Aug 3 - 7:07 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Mets don't expect to trade Asdrubal Cabrera before Monday's deadline.

This backs up what was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Mets are certainly trying, but there aren't many contenders out there with a clear need for infield help. The outlook could change at some point in August. It's worth noting that Cabrera's contract includes an $8.5 million club option for 2018, with a $2.5 million buyout.
Jul 31 - 12:56 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are "way less" optimistic about moving Asdrubal Cabrera by Monday's trade deadline.

As such, Sherman writes that the Mets are mainly focused on maximizing a trade for reliever Addison Reed. Not many teams need infield help right now, but it's always possible that a deal involving Cabrera (and Neil Walker, Jay Bruce, and Curtis Granderson, for that matter) can be pulled off in August. The question is whether the timetable on Amed Rosario's arrival could be impacted by Cabrera. Of course, he could be called up if Jose Reyes (forearm) requires an extended absence.
Jul 31 - 10:00 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo was told by a rival executive that the Mets consider Asdrubal Cabrera a "legit" third base option for 2018.

As many as three teams have shown trade interest in Cabrera, who reportedly wants out of New York. However, with David Wright's health in question and Jose Reyes headed for free agency this winter, Cabrera would give the Mets some insurance at third base. Cabrera's contract includes an $8.5 million club option for 2018, though the Mets can buy him out for $2.5 million.
Jul 29 - 4:26 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports at least three teams are "still interested" in Asdrubal Cabrera.

The wording would imply that more teams were interested but a few dropped out of the running. Either way, there's a strong likelihood Cabrera will have a new home by July 31, or at least a new old home. The Indians, the team he began his career with in 2007, have been linked to Cabrera for quite some time. Cabrera, who has played all over the diamond in recent weeks, would probably fill a utility role if he lands in Cleveland.
Jul 27 - 10:34 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera collected a pair of singles and a double with a walk and a run scored over four at-bats in Monday's win in San Diego.

Cabrera has picked up the pace again, posting three multi-hit games over his past six outings to raise his average from .247 to .257 just since July 18. He handled himself with aplomb at the hot corner, as he continues to show his positional versatility, perhaps for prospective buyers at the trade deadline.
Jul 25 - 5:05 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera is starting at third base Saturday against the Athletics.

It will be his first career start at third base and only his second MLB appearance at the hot corner after playing part of one game there as a rookie in 2007. The Mets, who have already moved Cabrera once this season (and he wasn't happy about it), are transitioning Cabrera to third with second baseman Neil Walker expected to come back off the disabled list any day now. Surely the Mets are also hoping Cabrera's versatility will make him more appealing to teams at the trade deadline.
Jul 22 - 4:37 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians have expressed interest in Asdrubal Cabrera.

It sounds like he could be more of a fallback option if they're not able to work out a trade for a marquee player. Cabrera, of course, began his career with the Indians and would offer them some versatility. The 31-year-old impending free agent has batted .250/.333/.398 with nine homers in 70 games this season.
Jul 21 - 9:58 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera has been taking ground balls at third base.

A shortstop by trade, Cabera has been filling in for Neil Walker at second base. With Jose Reyes excelling at shortstop and Walker nearing a return from the disabled list, it looks like Cabrera could be headed to the hot corner. Manager Terry Collins also acknowledged that getting Cabrera reps at third base may make him more appealing to teams at the trade deadline. Cabrera has made one just one appearance at third base since debuting in 2007.
Jul 20 - 8:49 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

He singled three times and reached base another time on a key error by third baseman Jedd Gyorko that led to three unearned runs in the second inning. Cabrera has a .254 batting average with nine longballs and 29 RBI. He has scored 40 runs and stolen three bases.
Jul 19 - 11:09 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer Sunday in the Mets' blowout loss to the Rockies.

New York was down 9-1 in the game when Cabrera went deep off Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman in the bottom of the fifth. Cabrera finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored.
Jul 16 - 4:52 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera cracked a go-ahead two-run homer to key a 7-6 victory over the Phillies on Saturday.

His seventh-inning blast off reliever Pat Neshek turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead that would hold up for the win. Cabrera singled and scored earlier in the game. He finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs scored. He has a .268 batting average with eight homers and 24 RBI on the season.
Jul 1 - 9:59 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-3 and smacked a two-run homer in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Curtis Granderson led off the game with a walk and Cabrera followed that with a dinger. That was all the offense the Mets would need to win the game but they kept piling on anyway. Cabrera demanded a trade over the weekend after being moved from shortstop to second base. He has hit very well since then though. He has a .269 batting average with seven home runs, 33 runs and 22 RBI in 221 plate appearances for the season.
Jun 29 - 12:18 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Jose Reyes
2Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
3B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Kevin McGowan