For the second time in as many days, the Indians have traded a veteran player for a minor-league prospect.
After underachieving starting pitcher Justin Masterson was shipped to St. Louis Wednesday for outfield prospect James Ramsey, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was shipped to the Washington Nationals for infield prospect Zach Walters on Thursday.
Walters, 24, is primarily a shortstop, but has recently seen time at a few other infield spots this season. He hit .300 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs, and had a .965 OPS at Triple-A Syracuse before recently being called up by the Nationals to make his major-league debut.
Cabrera, 28, is a two-time All-Star, but is batting just .246 with 22 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 40 RBIs in 97 games this season.
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