Asdrubal Cabrera Starts Akron Rehab Thursday Night

AKRON,
OH – Cleveland Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera will continue his rehab
assignment when the Akron Aeros return to Canal Park Thursday night at 7:05
p.m. The shortstop began his rehab Tuesday night with short-season Class A
Mahoning Valley and will drive up to Akron when the team returns from the
Eastern League All-Star Break. This will mark Cabrera’s third stint with the
Aeros, his second while recovering from an injury, and he will be the third
Indians player this season to appear in a game at Canal Park.

Cabrera is currently on the 60-day disabled list after fracturing his left forearm
while making a play in the infield on May 17th at Tropicana Field
against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 24-year-old then returned to action last night
with the Scrappers and finished 1-for-3 at the plate with a two-RBI double in
the team’s 10-5 home loss. He will play again tonight at Eastwood Field in
Niles before joining Akron’s roster Thursday.

In
33 games played earlier this season with the Cleveland Indians, Cabrera was
batting .287 with 16 runs scored. He owns a .287 batting average over the
course of four years and 323 contests with the Major League team after
originally earning the promotion late in 2007. A native of Puerto La Cruz,
Venezuela, he began that 2007 season with the Aeros where he batted .310 with
eight home runs in 96 games.

While
recovering from a sprained left shoulder in 2009, he also made four appearances
with the Aeros at Canal Park. Already this year, closer Kerry Wood and first
baseman Russell Branyan played in a combined four contests for the Double-A
Indians.

Thursday
night marks the beginning of a weeklong home stand for the Akron Aeros at Canal
Park against the Erie SeaWolves and the Altoona Curve. Thursday is affiliates
night at the stadium, featuring many of the most notable mascots throughout the
Indians organization. As with all Thursday night home games, it is another
Thirsty Thursday and fans can enjoy $1 12-oz. draft beer and soft drinks until
the end of the seventh inning.

Following Wednesday night’s Eastern League All-Star Game, the
Aeros and the Wolves begin the second half of the regular season schedule at
7:05 p.m. Thursday. Akron left-hander Kelvin De La
Cruz (1-5, 5.69 ERA) will look for his first win in nearly two months in the
start against a currently unannounced Erie pitcher. Thursday’s radio broadcast
begins at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and at www.akronaeros.com. For more information,
please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330) 253-5151.

—AEROS—

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