MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera was pulled from Monday's contest against Minnesota following the second inning.

Cabrera left the game with a tight left hip flexor and is day-to-day.

In the bottom of the second, Cabrera dropped a throw from third baseman Carlos Guillen following a Brendan Harris grounder.

In the top of the third, outfielder Clete Thomas pinch-hit for Cabrera.

Thomas remained in the game in left field while Marcus Thames was moved to first base.