The Indians have placed starting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left forearm which will likely require surgery. Cabrera has played in 33 games for the Indians this season and he is 39 of 136 (.287 avg, .689 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 1 homer, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Indians have recalled 25-year old righty swinging Jason Donald to replace Cabrera as the starting shortstop. He made his major league debut against the Rays yesterday and he was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Donald came into this season as the Indians’ #15 rated prospect as he came over from the Phillies in the Cliff Lee trade last summer. Donald played in 37 games in AAA-ball this season and he was 38 of 137 (.277 avg, .820 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers, 17 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. The Indians are depending on Donald to do a good job while Cabrera is out of action.
UPDATE: Cabrera has had surgery to repair his broken left forearm which will cause him to miss the next 8-10 weeks.