MLB notes: Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera shelved at least two weeks

Cleveland Indians Asdrubal Cabrera (C) is helped off the field by manager Terry Francona (L) and a...

Cleveland Indians Asdrubal Cabrera (C) is helped off the field by manager Terry Francona (L) and a trainer after injuring himself running to first base against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, June 3, 2013. (REUTERS)

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The Cleveland Indians placed Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

The all-star shortstop injured his right quadriceps while running to first base in a Monday night road game against the New York Yankees.

Cabrera, 27, had an MRI done Tuesday but the results were not immediately known.

"We'll let him get scanned just so we know exactly what's going on there," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We don't want to rush into anything, but it looked like he got it pretty good."

The Indians have called up Juan Diaz from their triple-A affiliate in Columbus to fill Cabrera's roster spot. However, Mike Aviles, who usually plays second for Cleveland, will be sliding over to cover shortstop.

In 53 games this season, Cabrera has a .254 batting average to go along with five home runs and 25 RBIs.

MIGGIE LEADS IN VOTING

With a month left to cast votes, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is leading in Major League Baseball all-star voting.

The seven-time all-star has amassed more than 1.5 million votes since polls opened.

The most popular National League player -- at about 1.275 million votes -- is San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey.

Second amongst American Leaguers is New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (1,235,230 votes), while Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton (1,184,249) is the NL runner-up.

The 84th edition of the MLB all-star game is scheduled for July 6 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Voting closes July 4 and rosters will be revealed three days later.

PINEDA STARTS REHAB

Injured New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is set to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

The right-hander is scheduled to pitch for the Charleston Riverdogs, New York's single-A affiliate, Saturday.

Pineda, 24, underwent arthroscopic surgery in May to repair an anterior labral tear in his pitching shoulder. After the surgery, the club believed he would return to the lineup by mid-summer, in June or July.

Acquired from the Seattle Mariners in January 2012, Pineda has yet to suit up for the Yankees. He missed the entire 2012 season.

Pineda has started 28 MLB games, posting a 2.11 ERA.

FRANCISCO LET GO

Ben Francisco, a MLB veteran of more than 500 games, was released by the New York Yankees Tuesday.

Francisco, 31, went unclaimed after being put on waivers last week.

The outfielder, who was on his third team in six seasons, was signed by New York in spring training. He hit .114 in 21 games, recording a single RBI and one home run.

Drafted in the fifth round by the Cleveland Indians in 2002, Francisco has suited up for the Indians, Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies.

BRIEFLY

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson, who has been out since 2012 after having Tommy John surgery, was sent to double-A Mobile for a rehab assigment. Hudson could return to the starting rotation by the end of the month ... The Kansas City Royals activated catcher Salvador Perez from the bereavement list and called up relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera. Perez has been out of action since May 25 ... The Washington Nationals put infielder Danny Espinosa on the 15-day DL and activated outfielder Jayson Werth. The Nationals also designated pitchers Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke for assignment ... The Royals grabbed outfielder Quinton Berry off waivers after he was designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers.


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