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Rumor Central: Mets moving Asdrubal Cabrera to second base?

Mets Opening Day shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday. Getty Images

Asdrubal Cabrera could have a different vantage point when the New York Mets activate the veteran infielder from the disabled list in time for Friday's game against the Giants.

Rumor CentralManager Terry Collins told reporters, including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, that he is considering moving Cabrera, his Opening Day shortstop, to second base. Collins added he could change his mind and instead ask Jose Reyes to make the move.

Cabrera, who has previous experience at second base with Cleveland and Washington, has had a difficult season at shortstop with minus-9 defensive runs saved. Reyes took over at short after Cabrera went on the DL with a thumb injury on June 13.

Regular second baseman Neil Walker suffered a partially torn hamstring on June 14 and is not expected back until at least the All-Star break.

No matter who lands at second base, DiComo reports the Mets are still not close to promoting shortstop Amed Rosario, their top prospect.

-- Doug Mittler