Cabrera was playing in his sixth game of the spring while recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle.
Verlander believes not drinking enough water before the game and a further arm extension from his revised mechanics may have contributed to the cramping.
“I have work to do on my slider,” Verlander said. “My slider has been about 50-50.
Price struggled, allowing eight hits and two runs in 4.1 innings, while also walking a batter, striking out seven and stranding seven baserunners.
Both are expected to be designated hitters in Sunday’s split-squad games with Martinez going to Kissimmee to face the Atlanta Braves and Cabrera staying at home against the Washington Nationals.
Alfredo Simon allowed six first-inning runs before settling down with two shutout innings. Joe Nathan, Joba Chamberlain and Joakim Soria also pitched scoreless inning for the Tigers.
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Sanchez gave up four runs on four hits and a walk in four innings. He was 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA last year.
Pineda struck out four, including three in the second inning, and walked one. He retired eight in a row before walking and then picking Andrew Romine off first base.
Justin Verlander threw two shutout innings in his spring debut as the Detroit Tigers roughed up Shelby Miller and topped the Atlanta Braves’ split squad.