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Cabrera (ribs) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Initially labeled side soreness, Cabrera's injury was was later diagnosed as an oblique strain, but he did come off the bench Monday and will return Tuesday after missing just one start. Cabrera has been swinging it well since joining Washington (.274/.372/.452), and it seems Danny Espinosa will continue to see only occasional starts against lefties.

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Cabrera indicated that his right side is feeling better and that he's optimistic he'll be able to play Tuesday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Manager Matt Williams said that an oblique strain has been ruled out for Cabrera, and that the shortstop will go through his normal pregame routine Tuesday. The Nationals could end up giving Cabrera an extra day off Tuesday as a precaution, but a DL stint looks to be off the table at this juncture.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS WAS 3 Days

Cabrera (oblique) is not in the lineup Monday against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of CSN reports.

Cabrera injured his oblique muscle while swinging Sunday but does not expect to miss more than a game or two. Consider him day-to-day and questionable to play Tuesday. As expected, Danny Espinosa gets the start at second base in Cabrera's place.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS WAS 3 Days

Cabrera (oblique) doesn't think he'll miss more than a game or two, the Washington Post reports. "I felt it my last at-bat, but I'm feeling better," Cabrera said. "I've got to see how I feel [Monday], and we'll take it from there."

Danny Espinosa would man second base in his absence. Oblique strains can be tricky, but at this point Cabrera seems to have avoided a serious injury.

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Cabrera experienced soreness in his right side during Sunday's 14-6 win over the Giants, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the contest before he was replaced by Danny Espinosa. His availability for the series with the Phillies that begins Monday remains in question, with an update on his condition unlikely to arrive until hours before game time.

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Cabrera is out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

Danny Espinosa will take over at the keystone Saturday with lefty Jeff Locke on the hill for Pittsburgh. Cabrera has hit safely in nine of 12 games since joining Washington but his opportunities against lefties may remain limited.

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Cabrera, hitting second on Tuesday, went 3-for-5 with two doubles.

He's working on a tidy six game hitting streak, and Cabrera has slashed .286/.350/.400 in 35 at-bats since joining the Nats. He'll continue to see regular playing time at second base for Washington.

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Cabrera is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Mets.

After starting each of the last five games, Cabrera will hand over second base duties to Danny Espinosa on Wednesday as the Nats take on Mets' lefty Jon Niese. Since coming over from the Indians, Cabrera is 4-for-19 with a triple and an RBI in five contests.

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are among the teams eyeing Asdrubal Cabrera.

The Blue Jays and Giants -- who both have pressing needs at second base -- have also been linked to the impending free agent infielder. Washington, like Toronto and San Francisco, is set at shortstop, so Cabrera would presumably play the keystone there as well. The 28-year-old is batting .246/.305/.386 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 97 games this season as Cleveland's shortstop.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Blue Jays are looking at Asdrubal Cabrera to fill their second base vacancy.

The Jays have a need but don't have much payroll flexibility, making Cabrera and his expiring contract a fit. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi also mentioned the Giants as having interest in Cabrera, presumably to play the keystone as well. The "perception" around baseball, per ESPN's Buster Olney, is that the Indians are prepared to move Cabrera before the deadline.