Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By DANA WAKIJI  |  Last updated 10/3/13
As the Detroit Tigers prepare to face the Oakland Athletics in the American League Division Series for the second straight season, there are a few concerns about their chances. 1. The health and effectiveness of Miguel Cabrera: Since just before the All-Star break, Cabrera has been dealing with an abdominal strainhip flexor injury. The doctors and training staff said that he could not make the injury worse by playing with it, but Cabrera is very limited while running. "I like the way hes swinging the bat right now," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said before the team left for Oakland. "I think his timing is back pretty darned good. Its probably not 100 percent by any means. Hes not 100 percent. Hes been playing in a lot of pain. "Hes a real tough guy. If I told you everything hes playing in, you probably wouldnt believe it, because hes playing in a lot of pain. So, hes a trouper. I think hes swinging the bat good right now. He hit the ball very, very good in Miami. Hell be ready to ...
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