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MLB trade rumors: Mets’ Asdrubal Cabrera requests trade

The infielder was not happy with his move to second base and asked for New York to move him.

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Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has requested a trade, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. Cabrera was unhappy with being moved to second base, according to the report.

New York is known to be willing to shop veterans in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, with Cabrera being a likely candidate to be dealt. The Mets have top prospect Amed Rosario primed to take over at shortstop, meaning Cabrera’s future with the club is in doubt despite his $8.5 million club option for next year.

Cabrera expressed interest in having his option picked up soon, but general manager Sandy Alderson downplayed that possibility. The likely scenario appears to be a trade involving Cabrera, who is being shopped alongside outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson and reliever Addison Reed.

Cabrera, who was just activated off the 10-day disabled list after missing time due to a thumv injury, is hitting .244/.321/.392 with 6 homers in 49 games for the Mets this year. His exact suitors are not yet known, though he may draw interest from clubs like the Rays, Orioles and Cardinals, who are pursuing available Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.