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.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:19:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera said he feels like he back to 100 percent and is hoping to be back on the field either Wednesday, June 26, or Thursday, June 27.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:33:13 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) has been taking groundballs and running the bases, and manager Terry Francona said he could return from the disabled list soon.
Fantasy Tip: Prepare for the return of A-Cab on your fantasy squads. Once he's back, Mike Aviles will lose his value in mixed formats, and he'll return to utility infield duty.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:49:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) took ground balls and hit on the field Friday, June 21, and it's possible that he could return after the team's series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera seems to be ahead of schedule. Until he returns, Mike Aviles will retain his deep mixed value as middle infield insurance.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:32:50 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) was able to play catch before the team's game Saturday, June 15.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:12:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) might be sidelined for at least the next month due to a strained right quadriceps. Cabrera had an MRI Tuesday, June 4. "He got scanned and, as expected, he did some damage in there," manager Terry Francona said. Francona did not speculate how long Cabrera will be sidelined, but did say the medical staff indicated that similar quadriceps injuries have required three to four weeks of recovery time.
Fantasy Tip: With Cabrera on the shelf, Mike Aviles is expected to serve as the team's regular starting shortstop with Juan Diaz serving as a bench player. Aviles should be added in all AL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats due to his regular at-bats and positional versatility.