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Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera who has been hampered by a sore ankle as of late is out of the lineup Sunday afternoon as the Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels in the rubber match from Comerica Park.
After suffering the ankle injury during the Toronto series, Tigers manager Jim Leyland worked Cabrera at DH before deciding to give him a full day-off Sunday. Subsequently Cabrera will have two days to rest the injury considering the team has an off day Monday.
Cabrera will get essentially 2 days of rest for ankle, with Mon. off day. Leyland: “What’s best for Miguel Cabrera is best for the #Tigers“
— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 26, 2012
Utility man Jeff Baker will once again take Cabrera’s spot at third base.
After taking game two of the series 5-3 Saturday night, the Tigers will turn to RHP Max Scherzer (13-6, 4.27 ERA) who threw seven innings of five hit, one run baseball in a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He’s been excellent in the month of August going 2...
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DETROIT -- It was a very different lineup for the Tigers on Sunday -- star slugger Miguel Cabrera wasn't in it.
For the previous 126 games, Cabrera had played.
With Cabrera battling a sore right ankle, manager Jim Leyland wrestled with the decision of whether he should use Cabrera as the designated hitter or sit him out completely.
"I didn't even sleep last night...
DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera rarely leaves a game early, so it was natural for people to worry when he came out of Thursday's game in the second inning with a sore right ankle.
The good news is, Cabrera is in Friday's lineup. The only bad thing is, he's the designated hitter, not the third baseman.
"The trainer suggested I DH him tonight, so I DH him," manager...
It could have been a no-win decision, except for the fact Detroit won with Miguel Cabrera sitting out for the first time this season. Manager Jim Leyland spent a largely sleepless night Saturday wondering the best thing to do -- DH Cabrera and his ailing right ankle or get him off the foot altogether Sunday and take his potent bat out of the lineup. With Detroit not playing Monday...
Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup with a heavily taped right ankle.
Cabrera was set to be the designated hitter Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
Cabrera says he hopes to be healthy enough to play third base in the second game of the series on Saturday night. He left Thursday's game against Toronto during the second inning with soreness...
DETROIT -- It was a little easier to overlook the lack of offense when the Tigers were sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays out of town.
But the fact is, the Tigers haven't been scoring a whole lot lately.
Including Friday night's 2-1 loss to Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Angels, the Tigers have scored just 44 runs in their last 12 games, which equates to about 3.67 runs...
DETROIT -- Manager Jim Leyland said he learned something about his team on Sunday.
For the first time all season, the Tigers were without MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera in the lineup.
They didn't flinch.
Max Scherzer had another stellar outing, taking back the major-league strikeout lead (with nine for a season total of 195) from teammate Justin Verlander.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels are each sitting a star in the hopes of keeping them healthy for rest of the season.
Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols were not in the lineup because of injuries Sunday in the Angels-Tigers series finale.
Both teams are off Monday.
Cabrera played in Detroit's first 126 games this season. The third baseman has a sore right ankle that...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland can't wait for Miguel Cabrera to get back to third base. Not that he fancies Cabrera a Gold Glove third baseman, but he wants the slugger in the field "because of how it makes the rest of the lineup look," Leyland said. When Leyland has to use Cabrera as the designated hitter to keep him in the lineup, that means he has to find...
Good news Tigers fans… Detroit can win games with Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup!
Cabrera an AL MVP candidate and catalyst of the Tigers offense was given a full day off by manager Jim Leyland after suffering an ankle injury during the Toronto series last week. But Cabrera’s absence didn’t hamper the Tigers as they hammered out four runs and five hits on Angels starter Ervin...
Detroit Tigers, 67-58, 2nd place, 2.5 back, 1 back for WC spot.
Well, all good things must come to an end, and the Tiger win streak ended with a couple of misplays in the field, one bad pitch, and an incredible disappearing offense (or Greinke suddenly found himself again, pick your explanation).
Cabrera and his taped ankle provided the lone run of the game, and the grumbling commenced...
A fan attended Friday night's Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park wearing a T-shirt that read "THIS IS MY LUCKY SHIRT". That may have actually brought the fan some luck, as he managed to snag a foul ball hit by Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera.
It happened in the bottom of the sixth as the "lucky" fan in the right field stands reached over several...
In a game showcasing the talents of two of the top candidates for the American League Most Valuable Player award, LA’s Mike Trout (0-5, 1 SO) remained hitless and left 3 runners on base. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (2-4, 1 HR), on the other hand, slugged a solo homerun in front of a soldout crowd at Comerica park. Trout went 0-5 with a strikeout to see his average drop to .341 as...