GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will be held out of Monday's Cactus League game against the Royals at Surprise Stadium for precautionary reasons, manager Manny Acta said on Sunday.
Cabrera was replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the first inning against the D-backs at Goodyear Ballpark on Sunday when he suffered tightness and cramping behind his right knee running to first base on a single. After legging out the ball, Cabrera was hunched over and checked by trainers. He remained in the game momentarily, going to third base on back-to-back walks and was then removed.
"He's definitely going to get a day," Acta said after his club defeated a D-backs split-squad made up largely of Minor Leaguers, 5-3. "There's no reason to push it. We know what he can do. He's had a good spring."
Cabrera is batting .425 (14-for-33) with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in 12 spring games.
The Indians also reported that Minor League outfielder Nick Weglarz tore the meniscus in his left knee this past Thursday while running the bases. He had been optioned to Triple-A Columbus three days earlier.
Weglarz will see Dr. Rick Parker at the Cleveland Clinic this week for a second opinion and then will determine how to proceed.
Weglarz, one of Cleveland's top prospects, appeared in six games for the Indians this spring, batting .200 (2-for-10) with a double, homer and four RBIs. He arrived in camp last month suffering from back spasms as a result of a winter ball collision.