"It's just a day off for Asdrubal," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "It has nothing to do with the way he's hitting."
Kosuke Fukudome, who has played in 44 consecutive games, because of team injuries, since being acquired from the Cubs, also had the day off.
"He deserved one since he has played every single game since he came over," Acta said.
Acta did acknowledge that Cabrera has been showing some signs of fatigue. He is 2-for-19 with a double and a run scored on the current road trip.
"He's scuffling a little bit," Acta said. "It's appropriate that he gets a day off here and there."