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Nats Add Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera

In 2012, general manager Mike Rizzo made the infamous decision to sit down Stephen Strasburg to prevent any injuries following rehab from Tommy John’s surgery. The Washington Nationals eventually lost in the divisional round in heartbreaking fashion, and to this day, fans still accuse Rizzo of punting on Washington’s chance to make the World Series that season by sitting Strasburg.

This season, while no shut-downs are involved, Rizzo seems to be taking the opposite stance this season, by trading prospect Zach Walters to the Cleveland Indians for Asdrubal Cabrera.

The front office could have just as easily sat tight at the trade deadline, hoping that Ryan Zimmerman gets healthy in time for the playoffs, and roll with the offensively challenged Danny Espinosa at second base, while moving Anthony Rendon to third.