Cabrera started at first base and went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Angels. This was Cabrera's first start in the field since he returned from the injured list June 4. He served as a pinch hitter for his first four appearances then as designated hitter Thursday. The veteran infielder is hitless in 11 at-bats with a sacrifice fly since his return.
Cabrera flew out as a pinch hitter in Sunday's 2-0 loss to Milwaukee. Cabrera was activated from the injured list Friday and has entered the last three games as a pinch hitter, going 0-for-2 with an RBI sacrifice fly during that span. The Diamondbacks are off Monday, so there's a chance that the veteran infielder could return to the starting lineup Tuesday or Wednesday in Oakland.
Cabrera entered as a pinch hitter Saturday for the second straight game, striking out for starter Merrill Kelly in a 7-5 loss to Milwaukee. Cabrera, who was activated from the injured list Friday, has appeared as a pinch hitter in each of the two games since. Per Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Cabrera is running at about 80 percent, but the infielder was anxious to get back. He had been playing four to five games per week prior to the injury, but Cabrera could be restricted in the short term.
Cabrera entered as a pinch hitter and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers. Cabrera was activated from the injured list Friday, beating the worst-case prognosis by a week. The most-recent report indicated the infielder was running at 70 to 80 percent, but manager Torey Lovullo told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Cabrera is "ready for this." The obvious question is how much playing time the 35-year-old will get on a team that owns the worst record in baseball. He was playing steadily before the injury, although never more than two consecutive days, but that was before Arizona lost 20 of 23 contests.
Cabrera (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday. Cabrera was expected to face a four-week absence when he landed on the injured list in mid-May, but he beat that timeline for his return. He hit quite well before suffering a hamstring injury, posting a .289/.393/.474 slash line. Cabrera isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, but he should feature regularly moving forward. Seth Frankoff (forearm) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
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