|Aug. 1 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-The Washington Nationals activated Cabrera on Friday and optioned right-handed reliever Aaron Barrett to Triple-A Syracuse.
Analysis: The Nationals acquired Cabrera, along with cash considerations, from the Cleveland Indians on Thursday for infielder Zach Walters. Cabrera, 28, was in Washington's starting lineup Friday night, batting seventh and playing second base. The veteran shortstop has started 149 games at second base, most recently in 2009. Cabrera is hitting .270 for his career, with 211 doubles and 82 home runs in 914 games, all with Cleveland.
|July 31 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have acquired Cabrera and cash from the Cleveland Indians for shortstop Zach Walters. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement Thursday.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Cabrera has spent most of his career at shortstop but has played 162 games at second base - his likely position in Washington - most recently in 2009. Cabrera is in the last year of a three-year contract and with top prospect Francisco Lindor at Triple-A Columbus, Cleveland had the flexibility to make the move. Oft injured, Cabrera is a career .270 hitter, with 82 home runs and a .331 on-base percentage in eight seasons.
|July 23 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Cabrera sat out a second straight game Wednesday at Minnesota due to lower back spasms.
Analysis: Cabrera suffered the injury while fielding a grounder in the second inning of Monday's game. Jose Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Wednesday and started at shortstop against the Twins in his place.
|July 21 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET22:20 ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST9:50 PM VEN6:20 UAE (+1)9:20 PM CT-Cabrera has left the game with the Minnesota Twins because of lower back spasms.
Analysis: Cabrera played two innings Monday night before being taken out. There was no word from the team on exactly how he was injured.
|July 10 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Cabrera was 3 for 7 with his 22nd double in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Cabrera is slugging just .309 over his last 15 games with 14 strikeouts.
|June 22 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Cabrera had three hits Saturday.
Analysis: Cabrera is hitting .181 in day games so you may want to bench him Sunday.
|May 10 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Cabrera had three hits, including a solo homer, in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night.
Analysis: Cabrera, now batting .254, is 9 for 13 with three doubles, two homers and four RBIs in his last three games.
|May 9 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET18:32 GMT2:32 11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST2:02 PM VEN22:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs as the Cleveland Indians beat the injury-riddled Minnesota Twins 9-4 Thursday for their first three-game winning streak this season.
Analysis: Cabrera, who entered hitting .215, had a solo homer in the second inning and RBI doubles in the seventh and eighth. He also singled in the fifth.
|Apr. 30 10:31 AM PT11:31 AM MT12:31 PM CT1:31 PM ET13:31 ET17:31 GMT1:31 10:31 AM MST12:31 PM EST1:01 PM VEN21:31 UAE12:31 PM CT-Cabrera broke out of his slump with three hits in a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cabrera, batting .224, was 0 for 14 in his previous four games.
|Apr. 11 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Cabrera had two hits Thursday.
Analysis: Cabrera still owns a sickly .635 OPS so he must improve.