Nationals infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has changed representation and hired Gene Mato of Mato Sports Management, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. MLBTR has made note of the switch in our Agency Database.
The well-traveled Cabrera joined the Nationals last August after the Rangers released him. Texas signed Cabrera to a one-year, $3.4M contract before 2019, but it cut ties with him after he managed a subpar .235/.318/.393 line across 368 plate appearances in its uniform. The switch-hitting Cabrera then came alive as a member of the Nationals, slashing .323/.404/.565 in 146 plate appearances. Cabrera’s down-the-stretch production helped the Nationals to the playoffs, and although he struggled in the postseason, the club still won its first-ever World Series championship.
After Washington took home the title, Cabrera returned to free agency and sat on the open market for a couple of months. However, the Nationals ultimately re-signed the 34-year-old to a $2.5M pact for this season. The move has paid off for the Nationals, as Cabrera is off to a .326/.380/.674 start with three home runs over 50 trips to the plate.