The non-waiver deadline has passed, but I can't seem to let it go. I'm not sure why, since I mostly find it annoying. This could explain my relationship issues. But seriously... The Orioles failed to trade for a hitter Thursday despite making a final push shortly before 4 p.m. Executive vice president Dan Duquette was trying to work a couple of deals, and he came close to acquiring Indians middle infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, according to sources. he Indians decided to take Nationals infield prospect Zach Walters in exchange for Cabrera, who was batting .246/.305/.386 with 22 doubles, nine homers and 40 RBIs in 97 games. From what I've heard, it came down to the beltway rivals. Though Cabrera has mostly played shortstop, the Nationals want him to be their second baseman, which allows Anthony Rendon to shift to third base while Ryan Zimmerman is on the disabled list with a slight tear in his right hamstring. The Indians reportedly agreed to pay the approximately $3 million left on Cabrera's contract as he approaches free agency. Duquette, who won't discuss specific negotiations, told reporters that he was searching for more offensive production at second base, as long as he didn't have to sacrifice defense. I heard a few days ago that the Orioles checked in on Cabrera, but the extent of their interest seemed to go unnoticed by the media that tracked the movement of every team.
Orioles attempted to trade for Asdrubal Cabrera
Masn | Aug 3