Found October 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera pushed through weeks of pain so that he would be ready for the postseason, but now he is set to begin a series with the Oakland A's far from 100 percent.  Cabrera has been battling injuries to his groin and abdominal area.  He injured the abdominal area earlier in the season, then he re-aggravated it in late-August. In an Associated Press report, Tigers' manager Jim Leyland admitted that Cabrera was, and is, playing in a lot of pain.  He said the slugger is not 100 percent and that most people would not believe the amount of pain Cabrera is playing through.  Cabrera, for his part, has not gone on the DL, and refuses to use the pain as an excuse. "It doesn't matter right now," Cabrera said. "You've got to be ready to play. Go out there and play hard." Despite the pain, Cabrera will be penciled into the lineup when the Tigers head to Oakland to take on the A's in the ALDS on Friday.  He will likely be limited as he has been for much of the second-half of the season, but Cabrera's limitations do not seem to impact his offensive numbers. Cabrera hit .348/.442/.636 - he led the league in each of those categories.  He also hit 44 home runs to match his total from last season and knocked in 137 RBI.  Somehow, Cabrera had a better season this year than last year despite playing through injury.  So yes, he'll be playing through pain when the Tigers start their postseason run.  Because he can. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice

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