Miguel Cabrera Injury: Updates on Tigers Star's Biceps and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera reacts  after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Detroit beat Texas 7-0. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will miss Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals with a left biceps strain. 

Continue for updates. 


Cabrera's Injury Not Considered Serious

Tuesday, Aug. 16

According to the team's official Twitter account, Cabrera is listed as day-to-day. ESPN.com's Katie Strang confirmed Cabrera was injured during Monday night's game. 

Cabrera's injury has not been deemed severe, but losing the 33-year-old for even a couple of games at this point could hurt the Tigers' postseason chances. 

Detroit is entering Tuesday night's game against the Royals 2.5 games back in the wild-card standings, and Cabrera is an indispensable piece of the team's offense who has put up monster numbers all season long. 

Through 117 games, the two-time American League MVP is batting .310 with a .550 slugging percentage, .934 OPS, 27 home runs and 77 RBI. 

Cabrera has also been on a tear of late. In 52 at-bats this month, he's batting .365 with a .673 slugging percentage, 1.084 OPS, four home runs and 11 RBI. 

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been tabbed to start at first base in Cabrera's absence. 

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