MLB offseason rumors: Indians, D-Backs talking trade of Asdrubal Cabrera for Trevor Bauer

Jason Miller

The Diamondbacks have been shopping young pitcher Trevor Bauer, and they may found a suitor in Cleveland.

The Diamondbacks and Indians are discussing a deal that could send right-hander Trevor Bauer to Cleveland in exchange for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, according MLB Daily Dish. The D-Backs are reportedly tired of working with Bauer's control issues and are hoping to fill their infield needs with a trade involving the No. 3 choice in the 2011 draft.

Bauer struggled with his command in a brief major league sting last season. He walked 13 batters in 16 1/3 innings, and had just 1.31 strikeouts per base on balls. The strikeouts are the encouraging part, and they are what give Bauer value. He fanned 17 last season, and averaged 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings in a combined double-A and triple-A 2012 campaign.

Cabrera began hitting with some power in 2011, when he tallied 25 homers as part of 60 extra-base hits. Last year his power dipped a bit, but he still 16 homers and 35 doubles on his way to a second-straight All-Star appearance.

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