Cabrera is moving from first base to third after the Tigers signed Prince Fielder as a free agent. Dombrowski said there were imprints from the ball on the sunglasses.
"It's part of the game," Cabrera said. "I can see out of my eye."
Longtime Houston outfielder Lance Berkman, already on record as calling it a travesty that the Astros will move to the American League next year, said commissioner Bud Selig "extorted" new Astros owner Jim Crane into changing leagues as a precondition of the sale of the franchise in November.
Berkman, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, told ESPN.com and a reporter from another outlet, "I feel basically like the commissioner extorted Jim Crane into moving the Astros."
Berkman said he would say the same thing to the commissioner's face.
"If he called me, I would tell him," Berkman said. "I think that's exactly what it was. To tell [Crane], 'We're going to hold the sale of the team up until you guys agreed to switch'? It just happened that the Astros were being sold at an optimal time for that to happen."
Crane signed a deal to buy the Astros for $680 million in May 2011, but asked to renegotiate the terms after the players association and the commissioner's office agreed on a realignment plan as part of the game's new labor agreement. He confirmed he got a price reduction to $615 million.
Baseball is switching from its current format of 16 NL teams and 14 AL clubs to a 15-15 configuration in 2013 in an effort to improve travel conditions and make for a fairer schedule, and the Astros were deemed the best choice to change leagues.
* Kansas City acquired veteran catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from Houston for minor league reliever Kevin Chapman and a player to be named. The Royals' projected starting catcher Salvador Perez had knee surgery last week and is not expected back before July. Quintero, 32, hit .240 with 25 RBI last season. Bourgeois, 30, batted .294 with 31 stolen bases in 93 games.
* San Diego catcher Nick Hundley agreed to a 3-year, $9 million contract.
* Texas lefthander Derek Holland agreed to a 5-year contract through the 2016 season that will pay him a total of $28.5 million and includes club options for two more seasons after that.
* Dontrelle Willis and the Orioles agreed to a minor league contract. The 30-year-old lefty, who won 22 games in 2005, was released by the Phillies on Friday.
* New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter remained out of the lineup with a stiff left calf and will miss the next two games. He hasn't played since last Wednesday. "Today he said he didn't feel it," manager Joe Girardi said. "There's no rush. Hopefully, we'll get him in there Friday. I don't want it to be an issue."