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Acta displays confidence in Asdrubal's ability

Acta displays confidence in Asdrubal's ability

Acta displays confidence in Asdrubal's ability
MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera continues to be a reliable force at the heart of the Indians' lineup. Entering Tuesday, he remains the team's only player with an average above .300, posting a .316 mark with 36 hits.

Cabrera's home run total isn't where it was a year ago, when he posted a career-high 25 homers and 92 RBIs, but Indians manager Manny Acta doesn't see it as an issue.

"He's a good hitter, period," Acta said prior to the Indians' series finale against the Twins on Tuesday. "He hit a lot of home runs last year and drove in a lot of runs. He's a good hitter. He has a chance to be a .300 hitter, or even .280 with 15-20 homers every year in this league. He's that good."

"He's doing what we want him to do. His on-base percentage and hitting ability is there."

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