Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/1/12
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Miguel Cabrera is hurting. His bat, however, is feeling real good. The Detroit Tigers slugger is gutting it out at third base on a right ankle sprain that is supposed to be getting better but appears to be healing in tiny increments. "I might have to get him off it," manager Jim Leyland said, referring to making Cabrera his designated hitter, not taking him out of the lineup altogether. "I'll see. I have to think about it." The problem there is that Leyland has to pull a good hitter and replace him with an inferior one -- and put in a third baseman who doesn't offer Detroit what Cabrera does. And Saturday night he's introducing a rookie, Avisail Garcia, into the lineup in right field. "It's not feeling the way I want it to feel right now," Cabrera said, standing near the entrance to the showers and occasionally lifting his right foot off the ground a little to ease some pain. Cabrera took a bit of criticism Thursday for slowing down about a third of the way to first base...
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