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09/16/09 4:36 PM ET
Cabrera day-to-day with knee contusion
Tribe shortstop fouls a pitch off his leg in ninth inning
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tribe shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera's last memory of the Metrodome will be laying on the trainer's table in the visitors' clubhouse with an ailing right knee. Cabrera left Wednesday's game against the Twins after fouling a Matt Guerrier pitch off his knee in the ninth inning of the Indians' 7-3 loss. He suffered a right knee contusion and is listed as day-to-day. Tribe media relations director Bart Swain said Cabrera was still in "a lot of pain" after the game. Swain said Cabrera will have an X-ray of the knee on Thursday in Oakland. It's doubtful Cabrera will be in the lineup when the Indians open a four-game set against the A's. Cabrera, who is batting .306 with six homers and 63 RBIs this season, lay on the ground for several minutes after the foul ball struck him. He was finally helped off the field by a team trainer. Jamey Carroll finished his at-bat and grounded out.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.