Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 4 hours ago

Cabrera (groin) is back in the lineup hitting seventh Friday against the Orioles.

Cabrera has been bothered by a groin issue for several days and had been unable to take the field, but he appears to be healthy enough to return to shortstop Friday. He is getting on base at just a .267 clip, so there is not much upside here other than the fact that Cabrera will be in the lineup most days.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 1 day ago

Ray manager Kevin Cash is hopeful that Cabrera (groin) will return to the lineup by Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cabrera has at least seen the field as a pinch-hitter recently, so he probably has a better chance of making it into the lineup than Steven Souza, who was injured at the same time as him. When Cabrera returns, he'll supplant Tim Beckham and Nick Franklin out of the starting shortstop position, which could mean Beckham returns to the minors.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 2 days ago

Cabrera (groin) is not in the lineup Wednesday against he Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cabrera is believed to be just a pinch-hitting option until at least Friday, so it's not a big surprise he's out of the lineup Wednesday. Nick ranklin will slide over to shortstop in his place, while Jake Elmore will enter the lineup at second base.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 3 days ago

Cabrera (groin) hopes to be back in the lineup Friday, the Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

He could be available to pinch-hit in the next two games, but it does not sound like he will be back in the lineup until at least Friday's game. Tim Beckham will get the start at shortstop Tuesday, and Logan Forsythe could also be an option at shortstop for the Rays in the short term.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 3 days ago

Cabrera (groin) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Cabrera was removed from Sunday's game with a mild groin strain, but the team is keeping him off the DL for now in hopes that his condition improves throughout the week. He'll be held out Tuesday as Tim Beckham gets another start at shortstop.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 4 days ago

Cabrera (groin) will avoid the DL for the time being, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports. Cabrera is considered day-today.

Cabera exited Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a mild groin strain. He's being held out of the lineup Monday, and it appears the Rays will take a day-by-day approach in hopes that Cabrera's condition improves without a DL stint.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 5 days ago

Cabrera was removed from Sunday's loss to the Athletics in the bottom of the eighth inning due to a mild groin sprain, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays were down 6-0 at the time of Cabrera's departure, so it's possible that the team was just acting cautiously. There would appear to be a decent chance that Cabrera could return to the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Mariners.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 1 week ago

Cabrera is not in the lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

Cabrera has yet to be able to establish himself at the plate this season as his slash line stands at just .209/.264/.338 with 38 strikeouts in 40 games. This appears to just be a regular day off as he doesn't appear to be in serious jeopardy to lose his grip on an everyday role, as Nick Franklin will take over the shortstop duties in his stead Thursday.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 3 weeks ago

Cabrera had his best game of the season Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a double and his first home run of the season.

It's been a struggle for Cabrera so far in 2015, batting himself out of the 3-hole into the seventh spot in the lineup thanks to .211/.256/.316 line for the season. Three years have passed since Cabrera hit above .250 in a season, but Saturday's game shows he can still find some hits here or there.

Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/SS TB 3 weeks ago

Cabrera is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times repots.

Cabrera continues to struggle offensively, going 2-for-26 over the last seven games. He'll receive the day off in favor of Tim Beckham at shortstop Thursday, who'll bat seventh for the Rays.