Asdrubal Cabrera has asked his agent to help get him traded from the Mets, the infielder told reporters Friday.
"I'm not happy," Cabrera said. "I told them I am not happy."
Fresh off the 10-day disabled list, Cabrera is in the lineup at second base for the Mets' series opener in San Francisco, while Jose Reyes remains at shortstop. Manager Terry Collins had indicated Thursday that the Mets were considering keeping Reyes at shortstop even after Cabrera returned.
Cabrera says he was told he would only play shortstop when the Mets signed him during the 2015-16 offseason. He asked the team to pick up his option for 2018 at the start of this season, and the Mets declined.
Cabrera has now made it clear that he'd rather not play for the Mets at all than play anywhere but shortstop. He is hoping to play his preferred position for a playoff contender down the stretch.