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Asdrubal Cabrera | Second Baseman | #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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Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-6 in his return to the lineup on Thursday.
It's just the second time this season that he's failed to reach base safely after starting a game. Cabrera didn't play Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Apr 26 - 5:31 PM

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Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals.

Cabrera was held out of Wednesday's game because of a minor hamstring injury. He will start at second base and bat third versus Carlos Martinez in Thursday afternoon's series finale at Busch Stadium. The 32-year-old currently leads the National League with a .349 batting average.
Apr 26 - 10:49 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury.

Mets GM Mickey Callaway told reporters that Cabrera's hamstring has been "barking" for a while. He also said that Cabrera could have played today, but New York will take things easy with the 32-year-old infielder. It's been a scorching start for Cabrera to begin 2018, as he leads the league in hits with 29, and his OPS is up to .982. Wilmer Flores gets the start in his place against St. Louis.
Apr 25 - 5:08 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

Cabrera plated two runs with his single off Sam Freeman in the eighth inning. Those were the first two runs to score in the game after Julio Teheran and Jacob deGrom kept things down over the first seven innings. On the whole, the veteran infielder has provided an unexpected offensive jolt in the early going this season. He's now working to an .354/.391/.608 triple-slash with four home runs, 12 RBI and 16 runs scored in 20 games. He's now notched multi-hit games in four of his last six contests.
Apr 21 - 10:31 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Cabrera entered Saturday's game slashing a hearty .347/.396/.566, but he was unable to keep the good times going against a locked-in Chase Anderson. His 0-for put an end to an 11-game hitting streak. The veteran infielder should be good for double-digit home runs this year -- he's bopped at least 10 in each of the last three seasons -- but you can reasonably expect his bat to cool by degrees as the season progresses.
Apr 14 - 10:48 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera launched a pair of solo homers to lead the Mets to an 8-6 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

The Mets improved to 9-1. Cabrera has been the team's best hitter to date, collecting three homers and three doubles in 41 at-bats. He's already scored nine runs.
Apr 10 - 10:43 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera launched his first home run of the season as the Mets outlasted the Nationals on Sunday night in Washington.

Cabrera tagged Nationals' starter Tanner Roark for a solo shot in the fifth inning, increasing their advantage to 5-3. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4 plus a walk and a pair of runs scored. While not the prototypical middle of the order hitter, Cabrera is moonlighting as one, slashing .333/.405/.515 with a homer and three RBI.
Apr 9 - 12:19 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Cabrera tied matters up with his RBI double in the seventh inning, one frame after Bryce Harper had given the Nats a 2-1 advantage with a solo home run. He's now working on a six-game hitting streak. The veteran infielder slashed a respectable .280/.351/.434 with 14 homers and 59 RBI in 135 games last season.
Apr 7 - 4:14 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera homered and doubled against the Orioles on Friday.

The Mets seem to want Brandon Nimmo leading off and Yoenis Cespedes batting second, so Cabrera will probably hit lower than usual at the beginning of the season. It's not a disaster -- there will probably be a lot of movement in the Mets lineup this year -- but he would be a weaker play in fantasy leagues if hitting in the bottom half of the order. Alternatively, he might be a candidate to hit third with neither Todd Frazier nor Adrian Gonzalez stepping up.
Mar 16 - 5:38 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera told the New York Post that he would prefer to play second base over third base.

Cabrera requested a trade last season when he was moved from shortstop to second base, but now he prefers the position over third base. "Third base is not easy, when they moved me over there during the season it was kind of hard for me that first month, so yeah, I prefer second base," said Cabrera. "If I had the opportunity to pick a position, I would pick second base." For what it's worth, Cabrera rated better at third base by DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) last season than he did at second base. The Mets are considering free agents Todd Frazier, Eduardo Nunez, and Neil Walker, as well as the Pirates' Josh Harrison via trade, so Cabrera's ultimate role is up in the air.
Jan 30 - 9:44 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Matt Harvey
9Corey Oswalt