Nationals to sign Asdrubal Cabrera, report says

Written By Arthur Weinstein
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The Nationals are reportedly signing infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, according to MLB Network.

The 33-year-old veteran had been designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday as the team looked to find more playing time for young players.

Texas officially released him Sunday.

Cabrera can play second, third and shortstop, and still has some pop in his bat. He hit 23 home runs with a .774 OPS last season and has 12 home runs in 323 at-bats this year.

There had been some speculation the Mets might take a look at Cabrera in the wake of second baseman Robinson Cano going on the 10-day injured list with a strained hamstring suffered Sunday.

Cabrera played three seasons with New York.

The Nationals (58-53) entered Monday tied with the Phillies for second in the National League East, seven games behind the Braves. Washington and Philadelphia are tied atop the NL wild-card standings.

 

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