MLB trade rumors: Indians engaged Phillies on potential Asdrubal Cabrera deal

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

In his last two seasons with the Indians, infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has averaged 20.5 home runs and 80 RBI.

The Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies were reportedly in discussions about a trade involving shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, but interest has since waned on both sides. The Phillies offered pitcher Vance Worley and prospects for Cabrera, according to Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer. With shortstop Jimmy Rollins signed through 2014, Philadelphia apparently wanted Cabrera to play third base.

But when Cleveland asked for more in return for Cabrera, the deal fell through. Both teams have obviously moved on. The Phillies traded Worley and minor-leaguer Trevor May to the Minnesota Twins for centerfielder Ben Revere. Philadelphia also addressed its need at third by acquiring Michael Young from the Texas Rangers.

Cleveland, meanwhile, continues to shop Cabrera in exchange for pitching. The Indians had the second-worst team ERA in the majors last year (4.78). Their starting rotation combined for a 5.25 ERA. Cleveland hopes to add at least one more starter. The Indians were rumored to be involved in a three- or four-team with Cabrera as the centerpiece and Arizona's Tyler Skaggs or Trevor Bauer heading to Cleveland. But after widespread rumors at the winter meetings, that blockbuster never came to fruition last week.

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