Cleveland Indians: Five former Indians who could return in 2021

Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Indians, Asdrubal Cabrera
Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Asdrubal Cabrera

It’s been over six years since Asdrubal Cabrera last put on an Indians uniform and he’s played for five teams in that time, but could Cabrera return to Cleveland for one last season? Now 35-years old, his career is coming to a close, but his versatility could be perfect for the Cleveland Indians.

At the moment, it seems to be an open competition in Cleveland for the two middle infielder spots. Andres Gimenez, acquired in the Lindor trade, is expected to take one spot, but what about the other?

While Cabrera might not be the starter, as it seems that time has passed in his career, he can play every spot in the infield which could become very valuable to the Indians. The Tribe don’t exactly know what to expect from their middle infield, so a veteran like Cabrera would not only be a strong backup, but an older mind in the dugout.

Cabrera has played about every hop you can get in the middle infield, so just having him there to bring along the younger prospects would be a valuable addition, Plus, he still has some streaks and flashes of what used to be. If the price is right, it’s hard to formulate a reason to not at least talk to Cabrera about coming back to Cleveland in 2021.