"He had a little soreness coming in, but as Miggy has shown he can play through a bit of soreness," manager Brad Ausmus said.
Cabrera appeared to tweak the ankle when he awkwardly stepped on first base. Detroit is off Monday before opening a three-game home series with the New York Yankees.
"The idea of having two days off in a row should help," Ausmus said.
Don Kelly is starting at first base for the Tigers.