Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
2 days ago

Cabrera says he is completely healthy heading into spring training after dealing with a strained patellar tendon last season, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera also said he would decline a WBC invitation from Venezuela if asked to fill in for the injured Freddy Galvis. The veteran infielder had a productive first year with the Mets, batting .280 and posting an OPS of .810. Now healthy and free to spend the entirety of spring training with the Mets, expect continued consistency from the 31-year-old in 2017.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
1 week ago

Cabrera announced Tuesday that he will not play for Team Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, Jesus Ponte of Venezuela's Diario Meridiano (Venezuela) reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera said Tuesday that he was under the impression he would be selected for a spot on the team after talking to Team Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel, but was left off the roster nonetheless by general manager Carlos Guillen. The 31-year-old slashed .280/.336/.474 in addition to hitting 23 home runs with the Mets last season. His absence from the World Baseball Classic will presumably free him up to spend all of spring training with New York, where he will prepare for another season as their starting shortstop.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
2 weeks ago

Cabrera, who elected not to have surgery on his left knee this offseason, says he's feeling great as he prepares to play for Venezuela in the WBC, The NY Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He played some winter ball games over the past month without any issues, so barring a setback during the WBC, Cabrera's knee should be fine for Opening Day. The 31-year-old had a strong first season with the Mets in 2016, posting a career-high .810 OPS, but could find himself losing some playing time at shortstop to Jose Reyes as manager Terry Collins tries to juggle the pieces in a stacked infield.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
4 months ago

Cabrera (knee) will not need to undergo surgery to address a strained patellar tendon, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera was slowed at the end of the year by the knee ailment -- though it didn't force him to miss any significant playing time -- and went for an evaluation Monday to determine how to proceed. The shortstop will apparently be able to avoid going under the knife and has elected to attempt to rehab over the offseason in an attempt to get back to full health in time for the start of spring training.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
5 months ago

Cabrera will visit doctors in the offseason to discuss options for his injured left knee, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera played through the issue this season but will get a second look at it now that the Mets' season has come to a close. The veteran shortstop managed to improve his numbers from the past few seasons in 2016, posting a .280/.336/.474 batting line with 23 home runs (second-highest total), 62 RBI and five stolen bases. He remains under contract with New York through 2018 and will look to be healthy when spring training rolls around in March.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
5 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, his 23rd home run of the season, in Sunday's 17-0 rout of the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

It was his third homer in the last five games, and Cabrera's knee won't be an issue if all he needs to do is keep trotting around the bases. The shortstop's now slashing .337/.409/.651 through 82 at-bats in September with six home runs, 15 RBI and 16 runs scored, helping to fuel the Mets' wild card push.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
5 months ago

Cabrera (knee) is starting at shortstop and hitting second Saturday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his right knee area but continues to demonstrate his toughness as the season winds to a close and the Mets keep chasing a Wild Card spot. Cabrera may not be 100 percent healthy, but he's been so hot at the plate lately (.342/.419/.645 in September) that he should be deployed as usual.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
5 months ago

Cabrera exited Friday's game against the Phillies with an apparent injury to his leg, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera fouled a ball off his leg in the fifth inning, but he didn't actually leave the game until two innings later, presumably as a result of the errant foul ball. If the injury amounts to something serious, Matt Reynolds or Gavin Cecchini could see unexpected time at short, that is if the Mets intend to leave Jose Reyes at third.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
5 months ago

Cabrera went 3-for-6 against the Phillies on Thursday, with his three-run homer turning an 8-6 deficit into a 9-8 walkoff win in the 11th inning.

EDGE Analysis

The red-hot shortstop punctuated his no-doubter to right-center with one of the most emphatic bat flips you'll ever see, celebrating the Mets' third comeback of the evening. Cabrera's fantasy owners have been flipping with delight themselves, as the 30-year-old has been on an offensive rampage since returning from the disabled list in the middle of August. Over that 32-game span, Cabrera's hitting .365 with nine homers, four steals, 22 RBI and 20 runs. He's been the most valuable shortstop in baseball by a strong margin during that time. Always a competent hitter but never a star, Cabrera's sure to return to normality eventually, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him stay hot for what remains of the regular season.

Asdrubal Cabrera
SS NYM
5 months ago

Cabrera went 1-for-5 with a first-inning, two-run home run in the Mets' 4-3 loss at the hands of the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera followed up a Jose Reyes leadoff walk with a towering, upper-deck home run to right field. Cabrera now has 21 home runs on the year, 20 of them while playing shortstop, breaking a club record previously held by Reyes. The 30-year-old shortstop still has an outside chance of reaching his career high mark in homers of 25 set back in 2011.