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Cleveland Indians vs. Mariners in Seattle.
Cleveland Indians' Jhonny Peralta (C) is met a home by Asdrubal Cabrera (L) after hitting a grand slam home run to left field in the fifth inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle on July 26, 2009. The Indians beat the Mariners 12-2. During the three game sweep of the Mariners, the Indians outscored the Mariners by a collective score of 31-6. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Asdrúbal José Cabrera (born November 13, 1985) is a switch-hitting infielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.

After coming up through the Seattle Mariners organization, he was acquired by the Indians on June 30, 2006, in exchange for Eduardo Perez. Cabrera spent the remainder of the 2006 season at Cleveland's Triple-A minor league team, the Buffalo Bisons.

Cabrera was a non-roster invitee to the Indians 2007 spring training but was reassigned to their minor league camp March 16. He started 2007 at Double-A with the Akron Aeros and was named to the Eastern League mid-season All-Star team. He was promoted to the Indians' Triple-A affiliate, Buffalo Bisons July 30 and then to Cleveland August 7. Cabrera made his major league debut the following night against the White Sox, starting at second base. He was hitless in three at-bats and scored a run after he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning. Four days later, Cabrera picked up his first major league hit, a double, against Mike Mussina of the New York Yankees. Cabrera's first home run came August 18, 2007, off Jason Hammel of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in a 8-1 victory for the Indians. Cabrera eventually assumed Cleveland's everyday second baseman job despite being a natural shortstop, taking over for an ineffective Josh Barfield.

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