Nationals re-sign Cabrera for 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Washington Nationals have re-signed infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera to a one-year deal. The contract is worth $2.5 million.

According to the Nationals depth chart on MLB.com, Cabrera will be a backup infielder for the team. He will projected to back up Carter Kieboom at second base, Trea Turner at shortstop, or Jake Noll at third base during the season.

Washington Nationals infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera celebrates in the locker room after the team defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series
Asdrúbal Cabrera celebrates in the locker room after the team defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series (Getty Images)

According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, the deal could be worth up to $3 million.

Cabrera’s deal comes after the Nationals signed free agent Starlin Castro to a two-year deal on Friday night. His deal is worth $12 million.

The 34-year-old is entering his second-year of his second stint in Washington in 2020. Cabrera was a member of the 2019 team that won the World Series in Game 7 against the Houston Texans.

He also previously played for the franchise in 2014.

Cabrera barely played during the 2019 season with 38 games. He had a .323 batting average with six home runs and 40 RBIs in 124 at-bats.

He also had 10 doubles and one triple, while scoring 24 runs.

In his playing career, he has appeared in 1,660 games. He has a .268 batting average with 25 home runs and 180 RBIs in 6,133 at-bats.

Cabrera also had 371 doubles and 25 triples on 1,646 hits, while scoring 829 runs.

Washington Nationals Depth Chart
Washington Nationals Depth Chart (Screen grab/Washington Nationals website)

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