Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera from Indians
The Nationals have shored up the infield by trading for Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
The Nationals have acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and cash from the Indians in exchange for minor-league shortstop Zach Walters. Our Jon Heyman has confirmed the original report of MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.
Cabrera, 28, is batting .246/.305/.386 (96 OPS+) in 97 games for the Indians this season. Across parts of eight big-league seasons, the two-time All-Star owns a slash line of .270/.331/.410. Cabrera, although a primary shortstop, has spent significant time at second base throughout his career.
Cabrera is in the final year of a three-year, $21.05 million contract.
As for Walters, the 24-year-old has an OPS of .797 in 52 major-league plate appearances. In the minors, Walters has hit .280/.327/.479 in 2,101 plate appearances. Given Francisco Lindor's proximity to the majors and high ceiling, Walters might be in for a position switch now that he's with the Indians.
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