Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will not require surgery on his left knee, reports Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. Team doctors have recommended that Cabrera rest his knee for two weeks before beginning his regular offseason training regimen.
Cabrera, who spent some time on the disabled list this season with a strained patellar tendon, continued to play through the pain after he was activated on August 19 and appeared in every game through the end of the season.
On many occasions you could see Cabrera grimacing when he was running the bases or making a difficult play in the field. But the tough as nails Cabrera kept trudging on while delivering big hits and making great plays.
Signed to a two-year deal last offseason, Cabrera batted .280 with 30 doubles, 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 141 games for the Mets this season.
But it was his second half performance that really stood out as Asdrubal batted .309 with a .362 on-base percentage and .549 slugging over the final 56 games of the season.
The 22 homers as a shortstop (had one as a pinch-hitter) set a Mets franchise record for home runs by a Mets shortstop in a single-season, surpassing the 19 homers by Jose Reyes in 2006.
After giving the Mets a season that was worth over $23.5 million dollars, the 30-year old Cabrera will be back next season at a cost of $8.25 million, and the Mets hold a team option for 2018 worth $8.5 million.
— Joe D.
Original Report – Oct 6
Asdrubal Cabrera, 30, is meeting with a team doctor to see whether or not he needs surgery on his left knee. He missed time from August 1st until August 18th with a strained patellar tendon.
He came back and played through the injury starting on August 19th, playing in every remaining game. Since that date, Cabrera finished the year strong by hitting .345 (51-148) with 10 home runs and 28 RBIs.
On the year, Cabrera hit .280/.336/.474 with 23 HR and 62 RBIs in 141 games.
He was the only MLB shortstop this season to hit 30 doubles and 20 home runs while also maintaining a .980 fielding percentage.
Cabrera is under contract through next season for $8.25 million, and the Mets hold a $8.5 million team option for 2018.