Indians' Cabrera Out With Wrist Injury

Detroit, MI, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera reacts at bat against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland shortstop has had trouble with his wrist for a few weeks.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been bothered with a wrist injury for most of this month; he's now missed the last two games and manager Manny Acta says Cabrera's status is still uncertain:

"It's still up in the air," Indians manager Manny Acta said.

On Tuesday, Cabrera was out of the lineup for the second straight game due to the right wrist ailment, which has bothered the shortstop off and on all month. Acta noted that Cabrera might be available off the bench for defense for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Acta said the hope is that Cabrera will be ready to play by Thursday.

Cabrera had a breakout season in 2011 and started out 2012 strong, but has been fading since the end of June, when he was hitting .298/.379/.493 with 11 home runs. Since then he's hit just .231/.283/.328 with three home runs in 60 games. While GM Chris Antonetti was quoted in the link above as saying:

"It's something he's battled through," Antonetti said. "Based upon the information we have and all the results, he's not going to do additional damage by playing. It's a question of how much he can tolerate. I think some days it feels better than others. Obviously, we'd like to have him in there as much as we can."

... with the Tribe far out of contention, it would not be surprising to see Cabrera shut down if the injury doesn't improve.

For more on the Indians, please visit Let's Go Tribe and SB Nation Cleveland.

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