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Asdrubal Cabrera | Shortstop

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Asdrubal Cabrera hit a game-tying solo home run in the top of the eighth inning, but the Nationals still lost to the Phillies by a 4-3 score on Tuesday.
It was a back-and-forth affair for much of the later innings, with the Nationals responding to the Phillies' three runs in the fifth and sixth with three of their own in the seventh and eighth. Cabrera's home run, off of Cole Hamels, is his third as a National. He has a .273/.367/.481 with 11 RBI in 90 plate appearances as well. Aug 26 - 9:54 PM

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Asdrubal Cabrera (side) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

Cabrera didn't start Monday after leaving Sunday's game with soreness in his right side, but he singled in a pinch-hit appearance. He should be good to go moving forward.
Aug 26 - 3:25 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera singled as a pinch-hitter against the Phillies on Monday.

Cabrera didn't start after leaving Sunday's game with soreness in his right side, but it looks like he'll be back in there on Tuesday.
Aug 25 - 10:19 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (side) believes that he'll be able to play Tuesday.

Cabrera left Sunday's game with soreness in his right side, but he feels much better Monday and plans to go through his normal routine. He believes he'll be ready to play Tuesday.
Aug 25 - 5:04 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday due to soreness in his side.

Cabrera tweaked a muscle on Sunday. It's not believed to be a major injury. Danny Espinosa will start at second base in the Nats' series-opener against the Phillies.
Aug 25 - 3:31 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is dealing with soreness in his right side and considered day-to-day.

Cabrera apparently tweaked something during Sunday's contest. He's expected to return to the lineup in a day or two and shouldn't require a trip to the disabled list.
Aug 24 - 6:05 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera's eighth-inning solo home run proved to be the deciding factor in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Cabrera took Jeurys Familia out to right field for his first Nationals home run, increasing the Nats' lead to 3-1 at the time. Since joining his new club at the trade deadline, Cabrera has posted a .282 average and has knocked in four runs.
Aug 13 - 10:34 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that the Orioles came close to acquiring Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians before the infielder was eventually dealt to the Nationals on Thursday.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette admitted that the team is looking for more offensive production out of the second base position, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them attempt to make a move before the waiver trade deadline of August 31.
Source: MASN Sports
Aug 2 - 8:40 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 on Friday in his first game with the Nationals.

No shame in that for Cabrera, as most of his new teammates weren't doing much better in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Phillies. Cabrera started at second base and batted seventh. With the Indians, he hit to the tune of .246/.305/.386.
Aug 1 - 10:24 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday that the newly acquired Asdrubal Cabrera will receive the "majority" of the starts at second base.

That means the bench for Danny Espinosa, who offers excellent defense but is hitting just .221/.287/.354 this season. Anthony Rendon will continue to hold down the fort at third base with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) out indefinitely. Cabrera, who hasn’t played second base since 2009, has nine homers and 40 RBI this season but is batting only .246/.305/.386 overall. He's not much of a fantasy option in mixed leagues.
Aug 1 - 11:05 AM

Nationals acquired SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians for SS Zach Walters.

The two-time All-Star has regressed to a .246/.305/.386 slash line, but he's still just 28 and owns a career .270/.331/.410 line. The price was right for Washington, which leveraged Cleveland's fear of allowing Cabrera to walk for nothing at season's end. With Ryan Zimmerman on the shelf with a severe hamstring strain, Cabrera should be able to pick up at-bats backing up Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond.
Jul 31 - 3:26 PM

According to's Jordan Bastian, the Indians have traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Nationals.

Zach Walters, a 24-year-old infielder with good numbers this year at Triple-A, is headed to Cleveland in return. Cabrera will play second base in Washington, with Ian Desmond remaining at shortstop and Anthony Rendon covering third base while Ryan Zimmerman recovers from a severe hamstring strain. Cabrera was batting just .246/.305/.386 in 97 games this season for the Tribe, but he has decent power for a middle infielder.
Jul 31 - 2:59 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are among the teams eyeing Asdrubal Cabrera.

The Blue Jays and Giants -- who both have pressing needs at second base -- have also been linked to the impending free agent infielder. Washington, like Toronto and San Francisco, is set at shortstop, so Cabrera would presumably play the keystone there as well. The 28-year-old is batting .246/.305/.386 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 97 games this season as Cleveland's shortstop.
Jul 31 - 8:37 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Blue Jays are looking at Asdrubal Cabrera to fill their second base vacancy.

The Jays have a need but don't have much payroll flexibility, making Cabrera and his expiring contract a fit. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi also mentioned the Giants as having interest in Cabrera, presumably to play the keystone as well. The "perception" around baseball, per ESPN's Buster Olney, is that the Indians are prepared to move Cabrera before the deadline.
Jul 30 - 6:23 PM

Buster Olney of writes that the "perception" around the Indians is that they are ready to move both Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson.

The Indians are just four games out in the AL Wild Card race and 6 1/2 games back in the AL Central, but they could move one or both if the right offer comes along. Cabrera and Masterson are both set to become free agents this offseason.
Jul 29 - 1:46 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
3Michael Taylor
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis