Source: Mets are finalizing a deal with Asdrubal Cabrera.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 10, 2015
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that it’s a two-year deal with a club option for a third year.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2015
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says Cabrera is getting $18.5MM guaranteed.
asdrubal gets a guaranteed $18.5M in mets deal
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 10, 2015
Cabrera, 30, spent the 2015 season with Tampa Bay where he slashed .265/.315/.430 in 551 plate appearances. He played shortstop the entire year where he graded out as below-average defensively.
The switch-hitting infielder spent parts of eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians until he was traded at the 2014 trade deadline to the Washington Nationals. In 2011, he hit 25 home runs and accumulated a 3.6 fWAR, but hasn’t eclipsed those totals since.
With Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores both fracturing their ankle in the past couple months, the Mets went out and signed infield depth with Neil Walker and now Cabrera. Cabrera could see time at all four infield positions even though Flores and Tejada are supposed to be ready to go in April.