Latest Update Cabrera (back) is aiming for a Saturday return after increasing his activity Thursday Thu Jul, 24, 06:34 PM
Has developed an excellent power bat (especially from the left side) and shows the ability to be a regular RBI producer. He's also speedy enough to be a decent stolen-base threat on the basepaths.
Flaws: : Strikes out a bit too much, especially vis-a-vis his walks total. Makes his share of errors from shortstop. Was somewhat injury-prone in his earlier days, but he seems to have gotten healthier with time.
Cabrera has been out of action since going down with a back injury after just one at-bat in Monday's game, but the team remains optimistic that he will be able to return to the starting lineup at early as Saturday. Even if it takes him an extra day or two to get back in the mix, there is no disabled list stint in sight, which is a great sign in itself. Analyst: Matthew Beck
He was removed from Monday's game after only one at-bat due to back spasms. The injury hasn't got better so he will sit for tonight's game, despite the great matchup vs Yohan Pino.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Asdrubal struck out in his only at-bat before exiting. It's been a disappointing season for Asdrubal, who's slashing an ugly .247/.308/.392. On the positive side, he's almost in double digits in both home runs (9) and steals (7). If you're stuck with him as a starting shortstop, you're likely not doing so hot. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Cabrera has put together a nice two-game stint against the Yankees, going 5-for-11 with two extra-base hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Despite struggles early on that landed him in the bottom third of the Indians lineup, Cabrera has been able to silence his critics somewhat, now sitting with a .251 average after hitting just .216 in the month of April. Although he isn't going to help out much in the batting average category, his eight home runs, 37 RBI and .312 on-base percentage make him worthy of a starting spot in most league formats heading into the All-Star break.Analyst: Matthew Beck