Asdrubal Cabrera’s preference was to return to Queens. Instead, the veteran infielder will have to settle for Texas.
The 33-year-old Cabrera agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal on Tuesday with the Rangers, The Post confirmed, to play third base. He’ll be replacing Rangers legend Adrian Beltre, who is retiring.
Cabrera, who played second base, shortstop and third base for the Mets last year until he was dealt to Philadelphia, recently had posted a photo on Instagram of himself and Mets reliever Jerry Blevins before a game last season. A Mets fan told Cabrera they missed him and wanted to see him return to the team.
“I will love that but they preferred other players,” Cabrera responded.
Any chance of Cabrera coming back was dashed when the Mets signed utility infielder Jed Lowrie.