Manager Jim Leyland, who doesn't usually expand on details with injured players, only said Cabrera will not be playing in Saturday's game.
Jose Iglesias will play third base and left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo will bat third in Cabrera's spot. The Tigers have a 6-1 record without Cabrera in the lineup this season.
Cabrera aggravated his abdominal injury on a slow ground ball in Tuesday's game against the Phillies and exited after the seventh inning. He sat out of games on Wednesday and Friday while the team had a day off on Thursday.
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