Everything is going right for the New York Mets right now. After opting to stand pat at the trade deadline, the Mets picked up their seventh straight win to move to within four games of a playoff spot. The Mets bolstered their rotation with the addition of Marcus Stroman, but they do have a few needs, including bullpen help and a left handed bat off the bench. There aren’t many good relief options right now, but a bench bat did just hit the waiver wire in the form of old friend Asdrubal Cabrera.
Cabrera was just designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who were in the playoff hunt for a bit before falling out of the race. In 93 games with Texas, Cabrera batted just .235 with 12 homers, 51 RBI’s, and a .711 OPS. Cabrera hasn’t hit as well since leaving the Mets a year ago, where he posted two and a half solid seasons before getting traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome.