Asdrubal exits game with lower back spasms

Asdrubal exits game with lower back spasms

MINNEAPOLIS -- Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera exited Monday night's 4-3 loss against the Twins with lower back spasms.

Cabrera appeared to be shaken up after throwing to first on Chris Parmelee's groundout in the second inning, and he did not come to the plate in the top of the third.

"He jabbed when that ball went to short, his first step," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "And he kind of locked up, and he couldn't get it unlocked. After we took him out, it started to loosen up a little bit, but he just couldn't get it loose."

Chris Dickerson pinch-hit for Cabrera and singled home Mike Aviles to put the Indians on the board..

Cabrera is hitting .247 with nine home runs and 39 RBIs this season, and he has played in 94 of the team's 99 games. Francona listed the veteran's health status as day to day.

"A lot of it will determine how he wakes up," Francona said. "We'll see."

Alex M. Smith is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.