In the third inning, Cabrera stopped a grounder in the hole off the bat of Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli. The shortstop backhanded the ball and threw for a forceout at second base but appeared to hurt his ankle when planting his right foot to make the toss.
Manager Manny Acta and head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff watched Cabrera test the ankle as he jogged on the outfield grass. Cabrera stayed in the game, but when his spot in the order came up in the fourth inning, rookie Lonnie Chisenhall batted for him.
Cabrera is one of two Indians selected to next week's All-Star Game, closer Chris Perez being the other. Cabrera is batting .292 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs.
Zack Meisel is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.