Asdrubal Cabrera produced a 2015 stat line with the Rays that was in line with those from his previous three seasons, but it took a huge second half to get on par with his typical levels. In fact, Cabrera for hit for power to a degree over the final three months that eclipsed even that of his career year in 2011, when he hit 25 home runs and 32 doubles. If it's a true power resurgence, it's hard to explain where Cabrera's clout went for most of his late 20s. Given how thin the shortstop pool is beyond the top dozen or so options, there is little risk in taking a late-round flier on him. Moving out of Tropicana Field and into Citi Field should help the Mets' new shortstop maintain his uptick in power.
Cabrera agreed to a two-year contract with the Mets on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Cabrera will head to New York after spending one season with the Rays. He does not figure to play every day at shortstop for the Mets as long as Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are also on the roster, but he could see some time at other infield positions as well.
Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera went 3 for 5 with his 13th homer and two runs scored against the Red Sox on Wednesday. That white-hot streak Cabrera experienced after coming off the DL unsurprisingly passed into memory quite some time ago; thus, this was both his first multi-hit effort and his first homer since Sept. 11 -- also against the Red Sox. Cabrera hasn't been a huge fantasy asset outside AL-only formats, but this has nonetheless been his best season since 2012.
Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. This is a bit earlier than expected, considering Cabrera is only starting baseball activities now after leaving a game last Tuesday due to his knee strain. Assuming he's 100 percent Cabrera figures to retake his everyday shortstop role.
Rays infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) plans to resume baseball activities Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Cabrera's knee showed no structural damage in an MRI, so he should be fairly close to coming back. It might be a matter of comfort for the 29-year-old, so Saturday's activities could help determine his return date.
Rays veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) hopes to be back in action in the next few days after an MRI showed no damage beyond a strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. More damage would have likely meant the end of the season for the 29 year old, but he should be able to come back for the last couple weeks. Nick Franklin and Tim Beckham will get the starts at shortstop until he returns.