Miguel Cabrera Injury: Updates on Tigers Star's Status
Miguel Cabrera was injured in his last at bat vs. the Twins on Tuesday.
UPDATE: Sunday, August 4, by Tom Kinslow
From Mowery and Beck:
Miguel Cabrera pinch hitting to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning. #Tigers— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 4, 2013
Cabrera running very gingerly to 1st base on leadoff single. Tuiasosopo out from dugout to pinch-run.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 4, 2013
UPDATE: Sunday, August 4, by Brandon Galvin
Leyland earlier: "He felt a lot better yesterday, but that was my decision not to play him."— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 4, 2013
#Tigers lineup: Jackson cf, Dirks lf, Kelly rf, Fielder 1b, Martinez dh, Peralta ss, Avila c, Iglesias 3b, Santiago 2b. Porcello p.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 4, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, August 2, by Ian Hanford
Mowery has the latest:
New #Tigers lineup: AJax CF, Hunter RF, Tuiasosopo LF, Fielder 1B, VMart DH, Peralta SS, Iglesias 3B, Pena C, Santiago 2B; Fister RHP— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 2, 2013
MLive.com's Chris Iott notes the change:
Cabrera scratched. Jose Iglesias playing third. Ramon Santiago playing second.— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) August 2, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, July 31, by Brandon Galvin
MLB.com's Jason Beck and The Oakland Press' Matthew B. Mowery have the latest on Miguel Cabrera:
No Miguel Cabrera in #Tigers lineup today. Ramon Santiago starts at 3B, Hernan Perez at 2B.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 31, 2013
Wednesday's #Tigers lineup: AJax CF, Hunter RF, 2E LF, Fielder 1B, VMart DH, Peralta SS, Perez 2B, Santiago 3B, Avila C; Verlander RHP— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) July 31, 2013
Beck followed with more from Cabrera:
Cabrera said he’s feeling better than last night. With off-day Thursday, he’ll have 2 days to be ready for White Sox.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 31, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, July 31, by Brandon Galvin
CBS Detroit's Ashley Dunkak has the latest on Miguel Cabrera after the Tigers star aggravated his hip injury last night:
Detroit Tigers head trainer Kevin Rand said Cabrera, who made several impressive plays at third base Tuesday, tweaked the injury on a play where he had to come forward to get the ball.
'The muscles of the abdomen operate as hip flexors, so this is what bothers him,' Rand said, lifting his knee toward his chest. 'It’s part of the abdominal complex. This is an abdominal strain, but it functions as a hip flexor, so it bothers him in the hip flexor.'
'It bothers him to run, bring his hip up, some, at times, not all the time,” Rand added. “Just depends on what the level’s at.'
UPDATE: Saturday, July 27 by Ian Hanford
Cabrera didn't waste any time putting up numbers in his return, as SportsCenter reports here:
Miguel Cabrera hits a home run in his 1st at-bat back. Miggy now has 32 HR & 97 RBI for season.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 28, 2013
UPDATE: Saturday, July 27, by Kyle Vassalo
SportsCenter provides an update on Miguel Cabrera's return:
Miguel Cabrera will be in Tigers' lineup tonight after missing last 4 games w/ injury. Cabrera is batting .358 w/ 31 HR & 96 RBI in 2013.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 27, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, July 26 by Ian Hanford
The Oakland Press reporter Matthew B. Mowery reports that Cabrera will not start Friday's game:
Friday #Tigers lineup: AJax CF, Hunter RF, Tui LF, Fielder 1B, VMart DH, Peralta SS, Kelly 3B, Perez 2B, Avila C; Fister RHP— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) July 26, 2013
UPDATE: Thursday, July 26, by Tom Kinslow
Chris Lott of MLive.com has an update on Miguel Cabrera's status for today's game.
Miguel Cabrera will not play today.— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) July 25, 2013
Tigers lineup: Jackson, CF, Hunter, RF, Dirks, LF, Fielder, 1B, Martinez, DH, Peralta, SS, Kelly, 3B, Pena, C, Santiago, 2B.— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) July 25, 2013
The Detroit Tigers' official Twitter account had the news:
Miguel Cabrera exits the game with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 23, 2013
Tigers beat writer Matthew B. Mowery attempted to give some more details regarding the injury:
Cabrera is coming out. Looked like he hurt himself scoring on the bases-loaded hit by VMart. #Tigers— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) July 23, 2013
@PocketScotsman Not sure if it's the ankle or the back that was troubling him before the All-Star break.— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) July 23, 2013
It's obviously still early, and the nature and severity of Cabrera's injury are both still unknown, but let's hope it's nothing serious.
There's little question that Cabrera is the most impressive slugger in all of baseball.
Last year, he hit .330/.393/.606 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI en route to the AL MVP award and first Triple Crown in 45 years.
That's an incredibly difficult act to follow, but Miggy is well on his way to repeating that success in 2013.
Before Monday's contest (in which he had two walks and a run scored off All-Star Chris Sale), he led the AL in average (.359), on-base percentage (.452), OPS (1.120), runs scored (75), hits (134), walks (61) and RBI (96).
He's also second in home runs with 31, just six behind Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis.
Cabrera is one of the most talented, enjoyable hitters in the league to watch, and losing him for an extended period of time would not only be a critical blow to the first-place Tigers, but it would be a major disappointment for all fans.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on his status as more information becomes available, but for now, our fingers are crossed.
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