August 02, 2017

Record: 57–48, .543 

Standings: 2.5 games ahead in AL Central

Playoff Odds: 94.8%

While Jason Kipnis just began a rehab assignment, he's been weak this year (.232/.292/.402 for a 78 OPS+) while battling right shoulder and right hamstring strains. Cabrera isn't exactly tearing the cover of the ball (.257/.334/.399, 92 OPS+) but he's inexpensive (making $8.25 million), versatile (he can "play" second, short or third so long as you don't look too closely at the defensive metrics), and familiar to the Cleveland brass, having played for the Indians from 2007 to mid-2014.

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