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Report: Indians may be willing to trade Asdrubal Cabrera

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Is Asdrubal Cabrera on the move this offseason? (USATSI)
Is Asdrubal Cabrera on the move this offseason? (USATSI)

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The Indians, who are already willing to listen on Justin Masterson, may also be willing to part with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, tweets Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com. As Morosi subsequently notes, the contending Indians are able to consider moving Cabrera only because top prospect Franciso Lindor, a shortstop, is in the pipeline.

As for Cabrera, the 28-year-old is coming off a 2013 season in which he batted .242/.299/.402 with 14 homers, 35 doubles and nine stolen bases. For his career, Cabrera owns an OPS+ of 107. While Cabrera doesn't grade out as a defensive asset at the position, the bat certainly makes up for it.

Even with the Cardinals out of the shortstop market with their recent signing of Jhonny Peralta, there should still be plenty of interest in a player like Cabrera.

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