DETROIT -- The way things have been going, it's doubtful that Miguel Cabrera will be able to get 100 percent healthy before the end of the season.
Of course, the Tigers and Cabrera both hope the end of their season doesn't come for several weeks.
Cabrera missed his 13th game of the season Sunday, a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
With only six games remaining in the regular season, for the first time since his rookie year in 2003, Cabrera will play fewer than 150 games.
In 2003, Cabrera came up to the Marlins in June and helped them win a World Series.
Since then, he's played between 157-161 games every season except 2010, when he played 150.
Cabrera has been battling an abdominalhip flexor strain that is now affecting his groin, a problem that originally cropped up right before the All-Star break.
"Youve seen what this guys been going through," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Its obvious hes been playing hurt. Its obvious hes been handicapped. But its one of those thin...