Found September 12, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
was not in the line up again last night for the Cleveland Indians. He has missed the past two games with a sore right wrist. The Indians have not indicated any plans to put Cabrera on the disabled list and hope to have him back in the lineup soon. However, it looks like he may miss the next few games still.
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com
, Cabrera may miss the rest of the Indians' road trip. It's possible that Cabrera makes an appearance as a pinch-hitter in today's game, but there is no guarantee.
"It's something he's battled through," Indians' GM Chris 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."
Cabrera was an All-Star the last two years and is one of the best players on the Indians' roster. He is hitting .267/.336/.417 with 14 home runs. He has slowed down a bit in the second half as hes battled the wrist pain, but he was hot in the first half of the year, hitting .286/.364/.467 with 11 home runs.
The Indians are out of contention and have no reason to rush Cabrera back into the starting lineup. However, if the injury doesn't prevent him from playing, the team may ask him to play as much as he can tolerate. There is a pride factor when finishing up a losing season, and the Indians do not want to lose any more games than necessary. Cabrera is a big part of their offense.
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