The Washington Nationals decided to bring back infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. The deal is reported as a one-year deal, worth a base salary of 2.5 million and could exceed 3 million in incentives. The two-time all-star earned a little over 3 million last season between the Nationals and the Texas Rangers. In 13 MLB seasons, Cabrera has hit .268/.331/.425 for his career. Which made the decidsion for the Nationals to trade for him last year an obvious on.He was very solid in his 38 games with the Nationals last season which is the spark for resigning the 34-year old veteran. He hit .323/.404/.565 with Washington during their world series run.
Keeping Cabrera adds depth to the Nationals in the infield. While he’s more suited for the middle infield positions, Cabrera can play third base. Another huge plus with Anthony Rendon leaving for the Angels. The Nationals are reported to be aggressively trying to deal with /d/donaljo02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-” onclick=”sr_record_analytics_event(‘newsfeed_click’,”, sr_record_directory(),’sr_tracker’);”>Josh Donaldson. If they can’t work out a deal, Cabrera could become the everyday third baseman.
This was a no-brainer move in my opinion for the Nationals. They currently have a hole at third base. That may not be the best suited for Asdrubal Cabrera, but it’s something that Washington could live with. He’s a fairly consistent hitter with moderate power. It would still be a downgrade from Rendon, he wouldn’t be a bad option is the Nationals have to rely on him at the hot corner. Washington reportedly reached an agreement with Starlin Castro so Washington should be set either way when it comes to the infield.