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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.

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Buster Olney of ESPN.com writes that the "perception" around the Indians is that they are ready to move both Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson.

The Indians are just four games out in the AL Wild Card race and 6 1/2 games back in the AL Central, but they could move one or both if the right offer comes along. Cabrera and Masterson are both set to become free agents this offseason.

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Asdrubal Cabrera (back) will return to the Indians starting lineup Sunday versus the Royals.

According to Indians manager Terry Francona, Asdrubal was trying to talk his way into the lineup Saturday. Regardless, the shortstop will return to action on Sunday.

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Asdrubal Cabrera is attracting trade interest from teams looking for infield help.

Rosenthal notes that the Indians are exploring trades for both veterans and youngsters, and have a variety of strong options who could take over at shortstop in the event of a trade.

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The Indians are hopeful that Asdrubal Cabrera (back) will be ready to return to the lineup over the weekend.

Manager Terry Francona is aiming for Saturday, though he admitted that might be a tad optimistic. Cabrera did increase his activity Thursday but will miss a third straight game due to back spasms. Jose Ramirez is getting another start at shortstop.

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Asdrubal Cabrera (back) remained out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

He's missed the last two games after exiting Monday's contest with back spasms. The Indians have called up Jose Ramirez to provide protection for Cabrera, who is considered day-to-day.

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Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not playing Tuesday.

Cabrera left Monday's series-opener against the Twins with back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday night in Minnesota.

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Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game against the Twins with lower back spasms.

The injury appeared to occur when Cabrera fielded a groundout in the bottom of the second inning. He was pinch-hit for in the top of the third. The Indians should provide an update on their shortstop after the game.