Found September 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to the lineup yesterday after missing Sunday's game due to his lingering groin injury. Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters -- including Jason Beck of MLB.com -- that he won't hesitate to rest Cabrera if he feels it's necessary, but he also said that he will play the All-Star if he's healthy. "If he's OK to play, I'm going to play him," Leyland said. "Not to say that I won't rest him." Cabrera exited Saturday's contest after experiencing soreness in his groin. He was out of the team's Sunday lineup, but he told reporters over the weekend that his condition was improving. He improved enough to return to yesterday's lineup, but his groin ailment will be something to keep an eye on. It is certainly an injury the Tigers will want to resolve before the postseason begins. Before he's healed, Cabrera is at risk of pulling up lame at any point, specifically on the base paths. It sounds like the Tigers are going to give Cabrera rest so as not to push the leg injury. During yesterday's game Cabrera also appeared to be taking it easy during ground outs. He's not fully healthy, but Detroit is hoping a combination of rest and taking it easy when he is suiting up will allow Cabrera to be closer to full-go for the playoffs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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