A-Rod: Red Sox could make move to acquire Cabrera

The Detroit News
Miguel Cabrera's name has been linked to the Red Sox in trade rumors.

As the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches, several Tigers' names have popped up in trade rumors, including Michael Fulmer, Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez.

Add Miguel Cabrera to the growing list.

Former Yankee and FOX analyst Alex Rodriguez made a bold prediction on Saturday's pregame show before the Yankees-Red Sox game that Boston has a shot to acquire Cabrera at the deadline.

"I've been watching (Red Sox general manager) Dave Dombrowski since 1993 when he took over the Miami Marlins GM job, brought the championship to Miami in 1997," Rodriguez said. "I would not be surprised, now this is just me...but I would not be surprised to see Dave Dombrowski pull off a blockbuster and get Miguel Cabrera to the Red Sox."

Fellow FOX analyst and former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas was taken aback by the thought, but Rodriguez explained his reasoning.

"Let me tell you why," Rodriguez said. "Six years, $184 million owed to him, no no-trade clause, and they have the prospects and the resources with (owner) John Henry to make this deal happen."

The 34-year-old Cabrera is hitting .260 with 11 home runs and 41 RBIs this season, and also has a long relationship with Dombrowski dating back to his time with the Marlins and Tigers.