Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/27/12

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was cleared by doctors to resume physical activity Tuesday.

No timetable was given for his return to game action, but it's expected Cabrera will be ready for Opening Day on April 5 against the Boston Red Sox.

Cabrera had a small fracture in the bone under his right eye and needed eight stitches after getting hit by a hard grounder in a spring training game earlier this month. He was bloodied when a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence took a bad hop and made contact near his right eye.

The 28-year-old is attempting a move back to third base this year to accommodate the arrival of first baseman Prince Fielder.

Cabrera batted .344 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs last season.

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