Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:04:53 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera has always been a free swinger in his career, and he admits that the first pitch is often the best pitch to take advantage of with opposing pitchers trying to get ahead. However, Cabrera is batting only .188 with a .111 average through nine at-bats that end on the first pitch this year. However, manager Terry Francona said the team will not ask Cabrera to alter his approach at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: It's a small sample size so far this season, so don't blow it too far out of proportion. Expect his average on balls put in play on the first pitch to progress more toward his career numbers as the season progresses.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:17:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (ankle) was hit by a batted ball from Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera in the sixth inning Monday, March 31. Gray struck out OF David Murphy to finish the inning and said he would know within the next day if any ankle problems exist.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:54:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera started each of the past three openers in the two-hole, but manager Terry Francona used Cabrera in the seventh spot of the order Monday, March 31, against the Oakland Athletics. "Mostly because of balance," Francona said. "I hit him first a lot this spring, just because I wanted him to get that extra at-bat. We couldn't hit him sixth. We could've hit him fifth. I love (OF Michael Brantley) hitting fifth and I like our balance."
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:25:26 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera has been leading off at times during the spring. Manager Terry Francona said Cabrera is not being considered as a replacement for OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) at the top of the order, in the event Bourn is not ready for the start of the season. Francona said he is simply trying to give Cabrera as many at-bats as possible.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:22:14 -0800
The Cleveland Indians will listen to offers for SS Asdrubal Cabrera.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:13:57 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking at free-agent SSs Stephen Drew (Red Sox) and are involved in trade talks for Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy and Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus. The Cardinals remain a long shot to land Tulowitzki.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:06:38 -0700
The Cleveland Indians are not expected to move SS Asdrubal Cabrera this winter. Paul Hoynes, a veteran Cleveland Indians columnist for the Plain Dealer, speculates SS Mike Aviles is only a part-time player and SS prospect Francisco Lindor isn't quite ready for duty due to a back injury last year.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:00:26 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said he will continue to have SS Asdrubal Cabrera bat fourth in the starting lineup even though he is hitting only .183 since July 4. "You go through runs where you get cold, you get hot," Francona said. "Cabby's got a pretty good track record. If you move Cabby too soon, say, down to sixth or seventh, he's going to get hot. It's like if you're playing 50 bucks, 50 bucks, 50 bucks, and all of a sudden you get hot and you're playing for five. He's going to get hot, and I'd like to get the most out of it and keep him where he is. "
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:08:32 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) from the disabled list Wednesday, June 26, and designated INF John McDonald for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Get Cabrera back into your lineups immediately.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:07:26 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) took batting practice Tuesday, June 25, and is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, June 26. INF John McDonald could be taken off the roster as a result. Cabrera said he feels 100 percent healthy.
Fantasy Tip: Because he wont' have a minor league rehab assignment to tune up, Cabrera could be slow out of the gates initially. He should be returned to your starting lineup very soon, though.