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Asdrubal Cabrera | Shortstop

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Phillies could have interest in free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.
The Phillies have a large vacancy to fill at the shortstop after dealing Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, and Cabrera is one of the top names available on the free agent market. According to Crasnick though, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. would first have to shed some payroll to create the requisite flexibility to add the veteran infielder. Dec 20 - 1:03 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes that the Giants, A's, Mets, Cardinals and Twins are among the teams interested in free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

Cabrera's positional flexibility is attractive to a number of clubs. He's capable of playing second and third base in addition to his natural position at shortstop. Cabrera has experience at short and second, though less at third. Cabrera's numbers weren't spectacular last season, as he hit just .241/.307/.387 between the Indians and Nationals last season.
Dec 17 - 3:15 PM

Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans said Thursday that Asdrubal Cabrera prefers to play second base.

San Francisco is interested in the 29-year-old free agent, but the only opening on the infield is at third base. Cabrera hasn't closed the door to moving over to the hot corner, but he has almost no experience there so this might not be a good fit. Cabrera batted .241/.307/.387 between the Indians and Nationals in 2014.
Dec 11 - 3:27 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Giants are considering Asdrubal Cabrera for third base.

Cabrera has only made one appearance at third base in his eight-year major league career, and it was for 1 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old batted just .241/.307/.387 between the Indians and Nationals in 2014. He should come pretty cheap this winter.
Dec 11 - 1:57 PM

James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals continue to check in on free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

Cabrera struggled down the stretch with the Nats in 2014, hitting just .229/.312/.389, though his ability to handle both second base and shortstop make him a strong bench bat. The Athletics are one of several teams known to have interest in Cabrera.
Nov 28 - 7:57 PM

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that he's been in touch with Asdrubal Cabrera and his agent.

Cabrera batted just .229/.312/.389 after the trade that sent him from Cleveland to Washington and just .241/.307/.387 overall in 2014, but the Nats have a hole at second base and there aren't many good options at the position on the open market this winter. The A's are also said to have interest in the 28-year-old Cabrera.
Nov 11 - 5:27 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the A's are among the teams interested in free agent Asdrubal Cabrera.

Heyman also says the A's have expressed interest in Stephen Drew, and they haven't ruled out re-signing Jed Lowrie either. Cabrera, who turns 29 years old this week, batted .241/.307/.387 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 146 games this past summer between the Indians and Nationals.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 10 - 3:04 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out of Game 2 of the National League Division Series versus the Giants for arguing balls and strikes.

Cabrera was very unhappy with the called third strike and slammed down his bat in anger. He was 1-for-4 with a run and two strikeouts before being tossed from the game in the bottom of the tenth inning.
Oct 4 - 9:10 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera provided a spark to the Nationals offense on Friday with a solo homer off Hunter Strickland, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Giants in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Cabrera followed closely behind teammate Bryce Haper who opened the Nationals scoring with a solo blast of his own in the seventh inning. That would wind up being the extent of the team's offense for the game though. Cabrera's blast to right field was his lone hit of the afternoon, finishing 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
Oct 3 - 7:12 PM

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

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

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