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Report: Asdrubal Cabrera’s no-trade includes Red Sox, Tigers

Dec 3, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

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Some players with partial no-trade clauses choose to put the teams they really don’t want to play for on their block list. Others simply pick the teams most likely to trade for them, figuring that gives them more control over their future. Asdrubal Cabrera appears to have gone the latter route.

A source told WEEI.com’s Alex Speier that the six teams on Cabrera’s no-trade list are the Giants, Mets, Nationals, Red Sox, Tigers and Yankees.

The Red Sox and Tigers are two of the most notable teams looking for shortstops this winter. The Tigers did pick up Jhonny Peralta‘s option, but they’re looking for someone with a bit more range at the position.

The Yankees, on the other hand, never appeared to be a likely destination. However, with Alex Rodriguez out for possibly half the season, Cabrera would be a more attractive option at third base than anyone out there in free agency.

Speier’s source said that Cabrera is open to a trade and probably wouldn’t wield his no-trade protection. If the Red Sox pursue him, they might try for Justin Masterson, too, though getting both would require parting with an awful lot of minor league talent.

  1. blantoncollier - Dec 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Speier’s source said that Cabrera is open to a trade and probably wouldn’t wield his no-trade protection. If the Red Sox pursue him, they might try for Justin Masterson, too, though getting both would require parting with an awful lot of minor league talent

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    Because we all know the Tribe has had great success when taking minor league talent for front line players in the past. Its really worked out well.

    See: CC Sabathia trade, or Cliff Lee or________ (fill in the blank).

    • dnc6 - Dec 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      Or Casey Blake, or Perez, or Broussard, or Diaz, or Colon, or, hmm wait a minute . . .

      • dgravey321 - Dec 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

        …or trading Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew for Grady Sizemore, Brandon Phillips, Cliff Lee and Lee Stevens.

    • bigleagues - Dec 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      Well there was Victor Martinez for Justin Masterson. So there’s that.

  2. themanwhoneverreturned - Dec 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    glad to hear Astrubel has the Sox on his no-trade list, because he’s also on my no-want list. The guy fields as though his head is on backwards.

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