The games Tuesday and Wednesday are the first ones Cabrera will have missed this season. He leads Detroit with a .331 batting average, 10 home runs and 40 RBIs.
Thirty-year-old Don Kelly made his third career start at first base Tuesday in Cabrera's place. Magglio Ordonez moved from third to Cabrera's fourth spot in the lineup. Johnny Damon moved down from batting second to third.