Cabrera is out of the lineup for the Thursday's game against the Royals, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. The 33-year-old will receive some routine maintenance for the day game after the night game, with Logan Forsythe spelling him at third base. Cabrera had started each of the Rangers' last 13 games, slashing .222/.327/.356 over that span.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run of the season, four RBI and two runs in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Blue Jays. Cabrera kicked off the scoring for the afternoon with an RBI double in the bottom of the second, then plated three more runs when he took Clay Buchholz deep an inning later. While Cabrera's .263 ISO would be a career-high mark, an uptick in his strikeout rate (23.6 percent) along with a deflated .234 BABIP has limited him to a .232 average thus far. Unless Cabrera adjusts his plate approach and trades more fly balls for line drives, his batting-average floor may be lower than his investors anticipated heading into draft day.
Cabrera (calf) is starting at third base and batting seventh Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Cabrera has missed the last three matchups due to left calf soreness, but he'll be back in action Tuesday for the series opener. The 33-year-old is slashing .237/.298/.500 with six homers and 17 RBI through 22 games in 2019.
Cabrera (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The Rangers said the same thing regarding Cabrera's availability Sunday, but they opted to sit him for a third straight game, while saying the infielder will not be placed on the injured list. "He could play today if we had to, but with a day game, why risk it?" manager Chris Woodward said. "We have a day off tomorrow. Moving forward it made sense not to push it." With a day off Monday, Cabrera will have four days off before Tuesday's game.
Cabrera (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Cabrera has been out since he left Thursday's game in the second inning. "He's fine," manager Chris Woodward said. "He said he's OK. I just felt like it was better to give him an extra day. He'll play tomorrow." The 33-year-old infielder has missed a few games this season due to minor injuries.
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