Tribe, D-Backs reportedly working on Cabrera-Bauer swap
Phoenix, AZ, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondback are reportedly working on a deal that would swap Tribe slugger Asdrubal Cabrera and D-backs hurler Trevor Bauer, a source close to situation disclosed Wednesday.
The two ball clubs have been in talks for two weeks for a potential trade involving two solid baseball players.
The 27-year-old Cabrera is a two-time All-Star with a career batting average of .279 along with 59 homers and 326 RBIs. He batted .270 with a .762 OPS, 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 143 games last season.
Bauer, third overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, went 1-2 with a 6.60 ERA in four MLB starts last season.
However, the young hurler proved to be a solid pitcher in boasting a 12-2 slate with a 2.42 ERA and 11.2 strikeouts per innings ratio in 22 starts for Triple-A Reno and Double A Mobile.
According to ESPN, the Tribe-D-Backs trade could involve more than two players, including Arizona lefty Tyler Skaggs.