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The Giants have an infield hole to fill after the departure of Pablo Sandoval, and Nationals free agent Asdrubal Cabrera is an option.
It's a complicated scenario. The Giants were interested in Cabrera at third, according to a CBS Sports report, but Cabrera indicated that he prefers to play up the middle -- either at shortstop or second base, per a San Jose Mercury News report.
The report indicates that Cabrera has not closed the door on playing third base, but that it is not a good fit for him right now.
Meanwhile, the Giants have toyed with the idea of moving second baseman Joe Panik to third to create space up the middle for Cabrera, though they would like to keep the sophomore at second, according to an MLB.com report.
Cabrera is reportedly receiving interest from a number of other teams, including the Dodgers and Yankees.
The eight-year veteran is a two-time All-Star with a .268 career batting average and .330 on-base percentage. Last season he hit .241 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI over 146 games split between Cleveland and Washington.
He was 3-for-15 (.200) with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Nationals' NLDS loss to the Giants.
Panik, 24, ran away with the Giants starting second base gig this year, hitting .305 with a .343 on-base percentage in 73 games.