Asdrubal Cabrera RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rays to name Asdrubal Cabrera everyday shortstop

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays have decided that Asdrubal Cabrera will be their everyday shortstop after all. When the Rays signed Cabrera in January, they said they would determine during spring training whether to keep him at shortstop, where there had been talk of diminished range; move him to second base; or..." March 23

  • Despite ongoing 'battle,' Asdrubal Cabrera the obvious choice for Rays at short

    Fox Sports Florida "It will be a surprise if someone other than Asdrubal Cabrera starts at shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day. He looks the part: He's lean and athletic, something like the baseball equivalent of a cornerback, and he's seasoned and secure in his ability. Now he can add "inspired" to..." March 17

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Phillies could jump in on Asdrubal Cabrera, source says. But first Ruben Amaro Jr. would have to move some payroll.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss

  • Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Nationals

    Let's Go Tribe "The Indians have traded shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals, as first reported by Paul Hoynes on Twitter. No word yet on the return package coming to Cleveland. This comes a day after the team traded Justin Masterson to the Cardinals for outfield prospect James Ramsey, which..." August 01

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Indians have discussed Asdrubal Cabrera with Blue Jays and Giants this week. Not clear if either deal is viable now.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Indians are open to trade proposals for Asdrubal Cabrera, as well as Justin Masterson, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • Indians activate Cabrera from disabled list "Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was determined to return to the field as fast as possible. Cabrera made good on that goal on Wednesday, when he was activated from the 15-day disabled list by Cleveland. To clear room on the roster, the Indians designated veteran infielder John McDonald for..." June 26

  • Asdrubal Cabrera could be activated Wednesday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's believed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera went through his last day on the disabled list during Tuesday's batting practice. He's expected to be activated Wednesday and inserted into the lineup against the Orioles. Cabrera has been on the DL since June 4 with a strained right quadriceps muscle...." June 25

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Francona said Asdrubal Cabrera (right quad) is doing extremely well and will likely be activated soon.

  • Mike Aviles a capable replacement for Asdrubal Cabrera

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Last year the Indians had a hard time finding someone to replace Asdrubal Cabrera when the All-Star shortstop needed a break because of fatigue or injury. It's not like they didn't try. Juan Diaz, Jason Donald, Brent Lillibridge, Jack Hannahan and Cord Phelps all took a crack at the job, but..." June 23

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Asdrubal Cabrera (right quad) will take BP with #Indians on Friday for first time since going on DL June 4.

  • SS Asdrubal Cabrera injured in Cleveland Indians' 7-4 loss to Yankees

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians lost a game and an All-Star shortstop Monday night at Yankee Stadium. That's not the way manager Terry Francona wanted to start this difficult nine-game trip. Asdrubal Cabrera, a two-time All-Star, will return to Cleveland on Tuesday to get an MRI on his strained right quadriceps..." June 04

  • Indians place Asdrubal Cabrera on disabled list

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have placed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list and recalled shortstop Juan Diaz from Class AAA Columbus. Cabrera strained (tore) his right quadriceps muscle Monday night running out ground ball in the fifth inning against the Yankees. He'd been playing with the..." June 04

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians announce that it is indeed a strained right quad for SS Asdrubal Cabrera. He's been fighting that since late April.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Cabrera pulls up lame going down to first base. He's been playing with sore quad and he may have reinjured it. #Indians.

  • Switching Jason Kipnis, Asdrubal Cabrera in lineup has paid dividends for Indians

    Akron Beacon Journal "For the past 11 games, Asdrubal Cabrera has batted third in the lineup and Jason Kipnis second. Until then, their positions in the batting order had been reversed. “I think Cabrera said early that he’s more comfortable hitting third,” manager Terry Francona said. “I was a little stubborn about..." May 11

  • Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run single gives Cleveland Indians 3-2 win over Chicago

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terry Francona turned 54 on Monday and the Indians gave him the kind of birthday present he will remember. Asdrubal Cabrera delivered it and it sure beat the heck out of falling down a flight of dugout stairs. With the Tribe trailing, 2-1, with two outs in the eighth inning, Cabrera lined a..." April 23

  • Indians All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera bruises left wrist falling down the dugout steps

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Shorstop Asdrubal Cabrera slipped down the dugout steps about 10 minutes before game time Saturday night and bruised his left wrist. He is not expected to play in the series finale Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The two-time All-Star was in the starting lineup. He singled in his first at-bats and..." April 21

  • Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera could be sidelined for two days after injuring back in batting cage

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona posted what could be the Indians opening day lineup Sunday morning in the locker room, but it didn't stay intact long. All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, batting second, was hitting in the batting cages when he injured a muscle in his back. Cabrera was scratched from..." March 24

  • Asdrubal Cabrera has a lean, hungry look for spring

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera walked past Kenny Lofton and into the Indians' locker room Friday morning. Lofton, in camp as a spring-training instructor, stopped Cabrera and said, "Man, you look good. Last year at this time I wasn't so sure." Cabrera, trimmer than he's been the last..." February 16

  • Indians, D-backs talk Asdrubal-for-Bauer swap "The Indians and the D-backs have discussed the framework of a deal that centers around Tribe shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and Arizona right-hander Trevor Bauer, an industry source said early Wednesday. The two clubs have been in talks about the potential deal for two weeks, and it appears those..." December 05

  • Report: Tigers pursuing Asdrubal Cabrera

    Detroit Free Press "As with anything containing this little detail, take it with a grain of salt. But ESPN's Jim Bowden says the Detroit Tigers are interested in trading for Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Here's what Bowden, a former major league general manager, wrote: "Several teams are pursuing..." December 01

  • Should the Indians Consider Trading Asdrubal Cabrera?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When you lose 94 games in a Major League Baseball season, you aren't a contender and you probably aren't very close. In the Indians' case, maybe they know they are farther away than they've previously alluded. "Our current mix of guys and how things came together didn't work," Indians General..." November 06

  • 2012 in Review: Asdrubal Cabrera

    Let's Go Tribe "2012 Salary: $4.55M (Arbitration) 2013 Status: Signed, $6.5M (2013-2014 Extension signed 4-2012) It's very odd to be talking about getting rid of a player that's not only signed through the next two seasons, but coming off what by most appearances another successful season. Cabrera batted..." October 24

  • Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera held out with sore wrist

    Akron Beacon Journal "Asdrubal Cabrera was held out of Monday night's game with a sore right wrist, which has been bothering him since last week. "He had X-rays yesterday,'' manager Manny Acta said. "He also got checked by their [the Twins'] team doctor and everything looked normal. We'll give him another day and..." September 11

  • Asdrubal Cabrera out with sore wrist

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After taking himself out of the lineup Sunday because of pain in his right wrist, All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was not in starting lineup Monday night when the Indians ended a four-game series with the Twins at Target Field. "I had x-rays on the wrist after Sunday's game and everything..." September 10

  • Asdrubal Cabrera leaves game with wrist soreness

    Akron Beacon Journal "Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left the game after six innings Sunday with a recurrence of the wrist soreness. "Asdrubal took himself out of the game, because his wrist was bothering him," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "It's the one that kept him out of a game last week. We'll see how he..." September 10

  • Asdrubal exits Sunday with right wrist soreness "Asdrubal Cabrera left Cleveland's game against Minnesota in the seventh inning on Sunday due to a sore right wrist. Cabrera, who was hitting .269 in 127 games for the Indians this season entering Sunday, was 0-for-3 before exiting. He started at designated hitter and was replaced by Matt..." September 09

  • Tribe stars Cabrera, Perez all-stars again

    Akron Beacon Journal "Chris Perez didn't talk his way into being selected for the All-Star Game. Maybe more importantly, he didn't talk his way out of being picked. The Indians closer was chosen on merit. After blowing a save on Opening Day, he has succeeded in his next 23 opportunities. "I don't think that Perez..." July 02

  • Asdrubal Cabrera remains a hit, just not a national one

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A week ago, Asdrubal Cabrera had his worst game in the big leagues. He made three errors that led to eight runs in a 9-5 loss to Pittsburgh. He ended the day by getting thrown out at second base for not hustling. Two days later, Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Indians..." June 24

  • Asdrubal Cabrera's two-run walkoff propels Cleveland Indians past Cincinnati Reds, 3-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Items on the Indians' to-do list Tuesday included a series of lofty aspirations: finally have a strong showing by a starting pitcher; win a series at home; and, perhaps most importantly, move into first place in the American League Central Division. The Tribe checked everything off against the..." June 20

  • Cleveland Indians lose to Pittsburgh Pirates as Asdrubal Cabrera commits 3 errors

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "To err is human, to forgive divine. But this was ridiculous. All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera made three errors Sunday afternoon that led to eight -- count 'em, eight -- enemy runs as the Pirates pounded the reeling Indians, 9-5, at Progressive Field. Cabrera ended his worst day in the..." June 18

  • Cabrera back in game as DH

    Akron Beacon Journal "At least Asdrubal Cabrera was back in the Indians' lineup Tuesday night, if not at shortstop, his usual defensive position. Manager Manny Acta's original lineup had Shelley Duncan at designated hitter, but after watching Cabrera work out, Acta changed the lineup and moved Cabrera to the DH..." May 30

  • Cleveland Indians sweep Twins on Derek Lowe's 6-hitter and homers by Choo, Cabrera and Santana

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Derek Lowe just walked the leadoff man in the ninth inning Tuesday at Target Field. He was 2-1 on the next batter, Ryan Doumit, when catcher Lou Marson walked to the mound to try and put the brakes on Lowe, who prefers to pitch in fifth gear. "'Hey, doesn't Manny [Acta] know I'm 39, not 19?'"..." May 16

  • Cleveland Indians activate SS Asdrubal Cabrera, option LHP Nick Hagadone to Triple-A

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who missed the last six games of the Indians just-completed nine-game trip, was activated Monday from the bereavement list. Left-hander Nick Hagadone was optioned to Class AAA Columbus. Cabrera left the club April 16 following the death of his grandfather in..." April 24

  • Cleveland Indians confirm Asdrubal Cabrera's contract extension

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians today announced that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension, through the 2014 season. Cabrera who made his first All-Star Game last season and won the American League Silver Slugger Award for shortstops. He hit .273 with 25 home runs and 92..." April 04

  • Indians reach contract extension with Asdrubal Cabrera through 2014, says source

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians, who haven't given a player a contract extension since Roberto Hernandez was known as Fausto Carmona, reached agreement with All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on a two-year extension which will keep him in Cleveland through 2014. The team has yet to confirm the extension, but..." April 02

  • Indians, Cabrera agree on extended pact

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Indians know who their shortstop will be for the next three seasons. The team on Sunday reached agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera on a two-year, $16.5 million extension, according to major league sources. Cabrera, 26, was under contract for $4.55 million this season. The new..." April 01

  • Asdrubal Cabrera says he would prefer to remain with Tribe

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Asdrubal Cabrera wants to play his whole career in Cleveland. "I don't want to be jumping from team to team," said the Indians' shortstop. This is Cabrera's fifth year in the big leagues. He can be a free agent after his sixth season. In February he signed a one-year, $4.55 million deal to..." February 28

  • Is Asdrubal Cabrera part of the Cleveland Indians' long-term plans?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Asdrubal Cabrera is 26 and just had the best season of his life. He's two years away from free agency and the Indians don't have a shortstop in the farm system ready to replace him within that time frame. We should all be so lucky, right? Cabrera on Friday added more intrigue to the..." February 12

  • Indians sign Asdrubal Cabrera to $4.55 million, one-year deal

    Akron Beacon Journal "Arbitration season ended Friday like each of the past 21, without the participation of the Indians, who signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year contract worth $4.55 million, erasing the last Tribe player from the list of the seven who were arbitration eligible. Cabrera was scheduled to have his..." February 11

  • Indians sign SS Asdrubal Cabrera to 1-year, $4.55 million deal to avoid arbitration

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians kept their streak of avoiding salary arbitration intact Friday, while topping $60 million in payroll by signing All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year contract worth $4.55 million. General Manager Chris Antonetti has 14 players under contract for an estimated $63 million...." February 11

  • Cleveland Indians sign 5 of 7 players eligible for arbitration: Asdrubal Cabrera and Rafael Perez still unsigned

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Seven Indians approached Tuesday's deadline to exchange salary figures and take another step on the arbitration trail. Five agreed to one-year deals worth over $16 million, but two remain unsigned. All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and left-hander Rafael Perez did not sign contracts, but they..." January 18

  • Booming bat earns Asdrubal Cabrera Indians' Man of the Year honor

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The right piece of advice can do marvelous things. Look what it did for Asdrubal Cabrera, the Cleveland Indians' Man of the Year for 2011. In spring training, veteran second baseman Orlando Cabrera watched Asdrubal Cabrera take batting practice. He saw him drive balls over the fence and to the..." December 15