Cabrera day to day with tight hamstring

Cabrera day to day with tight hamstring

CHICAGO -- Indians manager Manny Acta hoped to find a game to give shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera some rest, but these were not the circumstances he had in mind.

On Saturday, Cabrera was out of Cleveland's starting lineup due to tightness in his left hamstring. Acta said the All-Star shortstop is considered day to day with the injury, but the Indians are not sure when he will return to the field.

"We don't have a timetable for it," Acta said prior to Saturday's game against the White Sox. "We'll have a better idea tomorrow when he shows up to work."

Cabrera tweaked his hamstring while making a play in the field during Friday's 9-3 loss to the White Sox, while making his 31st consecutive start at shortstop for the Indians. Through 39 games this season, the switch-hitting Cabrera has hit at a .301 clip with five home runs, 14 doubles, 20 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

With Cabrera out of the lineup on Saturday, Acta gave the nod to 23-year-old shortstop Juan Diaz, who was promoted from Double-A Akron prior to Friday's game. Diaz replaced Cabrera in the field in the seventh inning of Friday's game and then struck out in his first Major League at-bat in the eighth.

The Indians initially recalled Diaz to have an extra infielder on hand for a few days while third baseman (and backup shortstop) Jack Hannahan worked through a minor back injury. Hannahan returned to the lineup as the Indians' third baseman on Saturday.