Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 11/17/14

On his path to a second straight American League Triple Crown, perhaps only an injury can keep him from reaching it.  Chris Iott of MLive.com reports that reigning American League MVP Miguel Cabrera left Monday night’s game with what appears to be a leg injury: Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera removed from game during fifth inning due to injury STORY: http://t.co/oJpannawZq — Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) July 23, 2013 Miguel Cabrera winces after scoring a run on Monday nightCredit: AP/MLive.com Cabrera was 0-1 with 2 BB and a run and may have been injured while scoring.  According to the Iott article: Cabrera has been battling a bad back near his left hip for some time now. He appeared to wince after scoring a run in the top of the fifth, then barely moved when Adam Dunn singled to his right in to lead off the bottom of the inning. One out later, Cabrera walked off the field along with head athletic trainer Kevin Rand. Don Kelly took his place at third base. This changes a number of things.  The Tigers are clinging to a surprisingly scant 1.5 game lead in the AL Central, by far the worst record of an AL division leader.  They would be in 3rd place or worse in 3 of the other 5 divisions.  Miggy is leading the AL in hitting by 37 points and in RBI by 1.  He trails the Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis by 6 HR, but smart money has Davis tailing off the second half. So Tigers fans (and really baseball fans) can hope this is just a day-to-day thing.  The postseason wouldn’t be the same with the Tigers shorthanded. - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball A proud partner in the Sports-Kings (@realsportskings) network The post Miguel Cabrera leaves game with apparent leg injury appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kentucky seeks one kind of history, Coach K makes another

Matt Stafford's fiancee rips newspaper over article

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Frozen Four: Providence earns first bid since 1985

Report: Discussions to bring NFL team to L.A. are progressing

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Michigan State beats Louisville, punches Final Four ticket

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

WrestleMania 31 results: Rollins cashes in, Rousey appears

Five soon-to-be NBA free agents with a lot on the line

WATCH: Russell Wilson hits home run during Rangers BP

Hooked 'em: Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sportswriter get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Full WrestleMania 31 recap and results

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.