Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington Nationals

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The Cleveland Indians traded shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals on Thursday, becoming the second team veteran in as many days to be dealt by the organization.

The other was starting pitcher Justin Masterson, who was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league outfielder James Ramsey. Ramsey will report to Triple-A Columbus.

In Cabrera's deal, the Indians received utility player Zach Walters.

Walters has spent all of the 2014 season in Triple-A Syracuse (International League). He has played in 60 games and has a .300 average with 38 runs scored, 71 hits, 18 doubles, five triples, 15 HRs and 48 RBI. Defensively, Walters has played third base, second base, shortstop and left field. He has a total of 17 errors between the positions in over 200 chances.

Cabrera played for eight seasons with the Indians and was a two-time All-Star (2011 and 2012). This season he was hitting .246 with nine HRs and 40 RBI. 

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