The Nationals added some veteran infield depth on Monday, signing Asdrúbal Cabrera to a Major League contract, a source told MLB.com's Jamal Collier. The club has not confirmed the deal, which came not long after Cabrera was designated for assignment and then released by the Rangers.
The move gives Washington another infield option a day after it placed Howie Kendrick on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Cabrera played third base almost exclusively for Texas this season but also has extensive experience at shortstop and second base.
Some of that came with the Nationals in 2014, when the club acquired him from Cleveland at the July 31 Trade Deadline. Cabrera played the rest of that season with Washington before leaving as a free agent.