By STEVE KORNACKIFOXSportsDetroit.com
DETROIT -- Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who left Friday's game early, on Saturday wasn't in the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 3.
He aggravated his abdominal-wall injury Friday and was classified as day-to-day by Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Cabrera missed his first game of the season on July 3. He later missed four games, July 23-26, and three games, July 31-Aug. 3.
The abdominal strain also causes problems with Cabreras hip flexor. He bruised his left knee and shin by fouling off two pitches from Mariano Rivera on Aug. 9, when he recovered to hit a game-tying homer off the New York Yankees closer.
However, those bruises no longer are issues. The abdominal injury wont go away, though. Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said playing Cabrera is no threat to structural damage, but said it makes the healing process slower.
Our primary concern with Miguel Cabrera is getting him healthy, said Dombrowski,...