Asdrubal eyeing Tuesday or Wednesday return

Asdrubal eyeing Tuesday or Wednesday return

CHICAGO -- Asdrubal Cabrera does not plan on missing too much time with the left hamstring injury that has kept him out of the lineup for two games. The Indians' shortstop hopes to return to the field during Cleveland's upcoming series against the Royals.

"I'll be all right," Cabrera said prior to Sunday's game against the White Sox. "I think I'll be ready for the next series against Kansas City, but not tomorrow."

The Indians open a three-game home series against the Royals on Monday, but Cabrera is not expected to be back in the lineup for that contest. The shortstop said he will go through a series of tests, including running drills and hitting, before the first tilt against Kansas City to see how his leg feels.

If everything goes according to plan, Cabrera could be back in the lineup by Tuesday or Wednesday. The shortstop said he first felt tightness in his left hamstring on Wednesday, but the injury flared during Friday's game in Chicago. Cabrera left that contest in the seventh inning and was held out of the lineup in the next two games.

"We said he's day to day," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "That could probably be three to five days. That's the initial thought, so we'll see how he's doing [on Monday]. He's going to be pushed a little bit to see where he's at."

Through 39 games this season, Cabrera has hit .301 with five home runs, 14 doubles and 20 RBIs for the Indians.