Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is certainly having a difficult time staying healthy during the 2013 Major League Baseball season, something manager Terry Francona wanted to avoid. The six-year player will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after he left Monday night’s 7-4 loss to the New York Yankees with a strained right quad muscle.
The 27-year-old has dealt with discomfort in his quad for quite some time, but he suffered the final blow to the injury in the fifth inning while running down the first base line. It was quite clear Cabrera was in agonizing pain after he pulled up, hobbled a bit and leaned over several times while he clutched his quad as members of Cleveland’s staff ran out to him.
“He got it pretty good,” Francona said, according to Indians.com. “Most likely, this is headed towards the DL, but we’ll let him get scanned just so we know exactly what’s going on there. We don’t want to rush into anything, but it looked like he got it pretty good.”
A stint on the 15-day disabled list is the last thing the Indians want to see from their starting shortstop. Considering there is a good chance Cabrera could miss much more time than just 15 days concerns the team even more. In fact, the veteran himself says the injury felt serious.
“A little bit, yeah,” Cabrera told Indians.com. “I’ve got to go back to Cleveland [Tuesday] and see how bad it is.”
Cabrera is batting .254 with five home runs, 25 RBI, 18 doubles, two triples, five stolen bases and 28 runs in 205 at-bats this season.