Texas has a greed to a one-year contract with veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, The Athletic first reported Tuesday, including that the 33-year-old is predicted to play third base. The deal is value $3.5 million, in line with ESPN.
Cabrera has spent most of his main league profession as a center infielder, with 1,078 profession appearances at shortstop and 334 at second base to simply 67 at third base. That background will enable the Rangers flexibility in how they deploy him, however the early expectation is he’ll see most of his time at third, changing the retired Beltre.
He offers a extra seasoned choice there than Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who made 46 appearances at third final yr. The Rangers’ different third baseman final yr, Jurickson Profar, was traded in December to the Athletics.
Cabrera slashed .262/.316/.458 with 23 residence runs final season between the Mets and Phillies. He was a two-time All-Star choice throughout his time with the Indians and has additionally had stints with the Nationals and Rays.