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...