Tribe's Cabrera exits game with leg injury

Tribe's Cabrera exits game with leg injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Asdrubal Cabrera left Friday's Cactus League game against the Angels with an injury in his upper left leg.

Cabrera tripled to open the bottom of the fifth and remained on base for several pitches. But he injured the leg on a headfirst slide back to the bag on a pickoff attempt and was replaced by pinch-runner Jason Donald.

"He had a little pain in the leg," manager Manny Acta said. "I have no more information."

Acta was expecting to have more information Saturday.

Cabrera, though, later walked off the field and toward the shuttles that take players to the Player Development Complex without a noticeable limp.

The Indians are counting on Cabrera as their starting shortstop and leadoff man this season. He batted .308 with 42 doubles, four triples, six homers and 68 RBIs in 131 games last season.

Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.