Jul 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) bats during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade: Washington Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

The MLB Trade Deadline is almost past, which means that trades we’ve been hearing about are either going to come to fruition or are going to fall through and end up being would-be deals we look back on over time.

One player who was mentioned more and more in the last few hours was Cleveland Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and it sounds like he’s going to be on the move to the East Coast.

After looking for infielding help all week long, the Washington Nationals have made a move to acquire Cabrera from the Indians to help replace Ryan Zimmerman in the lineup as the team makes a push towards the postseason.

Cabrera is an excellent talent for the Nationals to add and they didn’t have to give up much to get him either, which is something that makes this deal even better as the Nats roster is largely intact from where it was not too long ago. Injuries aside, the addition of Cabrera makes the Nats an even more deadly threat in the National League as they continue to be a team to watch in the second half of the season.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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