"So far, so good," said manager John Gibbons. "He gets some treatment and it loosens that up pretty good. He's a tough dude."
That Cabrera is OK comes as a relief to the Blue Jays, who are already dealing with injuries to several key players. After playing three innings in his return from a broken finger, Brett Lawrie went back on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique on Thursday. Adam Lind (fractured right foot) and Edwin Encarnacion (strained right quadriceps) have both been on the DL since early July.
Entering Friday, Cabrera had hit safely in 17 of his previous 21 games, and gone 13-for-36 with two homers and six RBIs in his last 10.
Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.