PHOENIX -- The D-backs have added some versatility and balance to their lineup, signing Asdrúbal Cabrera to a one-year deal on Monday. The contract is worth worth $1.75 million, plus another $1.05 million in incentives, according to a baseball source. The club has not confirmed the financial aspects of the deal.
To make room for Cabrera on the 40-man roster, the D-backs placed RHP Luis Frias on the injured list.
During his 14-year big league career, Cabrera has played first base, second base, shortstop and third base. He could see time at a variety of positions for the D-backs. Cabrera last played shortstop in 2018 and last played second in ’19. In ’20, he played first and third for the Nats.
When he's not in the lineup, Cabrera gives the D-backs a veteran hitter off the bench, which is something else the team had been hoping to add this offseason. Cabrera has a career .286 batting average as a pinch-hitter and a .406 on-base percentage in that role.