Red Sox Trade Rumors: Is Asdrubal Cabrera on his way to Boston?

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 28: Asdrubal Cabrera
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 28: Asdrubal Cabrera /

After an early morning tweet by Peter Gammons, Boston Red Sox fans are wondering if they will have a new third baseman in Asdrubal Cabrera.

The Boston Red Sox may have a new asset headed their way. Mets’ utility man, Asdrubal Cabrera, has been linked to the Red Sox.

The move may come as a surprise to many Sox fans, due to the fact that Cabrera does not play third base. He has been a very solid shortstop over the years, but has very limited experience at the hot corner at the major league level.

Cabrera may not be viewed as an upgrade by many fans; however, he is a low-risk option that will be very inexpensive. He’s hitting .250, with 9 home runs – a certain power upgrade.

Defensively, he brings a lot to the table. Cabrera is known for his smooth defensive plays and will certainly play above average defense.

If Cabrera is indeed headed to Boston, he will most likely take the place of Deven Marrero. When he failed to put a bunt down in the 11th inning against the Blue Jays, many fans moved on. It is also interesting to note that Xander Bogaerts had an MRI on his hand, after being hit by a pitch in Tampa Bay. If Bogaerts is put on the DL, Cabrera could certainly fill in admirably.

Cabrera is most definitely not the big splash the Red Sox fans are begging for Dave Dombrowski to make. However, this is a low-risk move that could certainly benefit the team. It is clear that Cabrera wants out of New York. He may certainly get that opportunity in Boston – in the middle of a pennant race.

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As far as the details of this move, nobody is sure. There are no other reporters that have commented on this story, nor have any details been released. We are merely left with a cryptic tweet by an established baseball writer. Addison Reed could potentially be involved in a deal with the Mets; however it is all speculation. Stay tuned.