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The Infielder of New York Mets Asdrubal Cabrera was activated from the disabled list and was listed as the second baseman of the team on Friday, but the transition from the shortstop did not go well for the 31-year-old.
According to MLB.com Anthony DiComo, Cabrera told reporters before Friday's match that he "is not happy with the move to the second base" and "asked his agent" to facilitate a trade.
Cabrera also told reporters that part of his decision to seek a trade stems from the fact that the Mets still have to secure their $ 8.5 million option for the upcoming season, which includes a $ 2 million buyout.
"You want me to move into the third, give me something, take my option," Cabrera said, according to CBS in New York. "They say no at the moment, that's why I think they have no plan for me."
However, Mets manager Sandy Alderson has indicated that finding a suitor for Cabrera is not an easy task.
"In practice, it's easier said than done, even though I was so inclined," he said, for Abbey Mastracco of NJ.com. "I do not know that it's something you really want. I know he's said in his conversation with you and it's probably a natural part of this, but as I said, it's not really a matter of satisfying it or not, it's a practical matter. We will see what develops with all our players. "
According to Baseball-Reference.com, Cabrera recorded the last game time in the second base in 2014 when he was with the Washington Nationals.
With 49 appearances this season, the veteran is cutting .244 / .321 / .392 with six home runs and 20 RBIs.