DETROIT -- The good news is, unlike Los Angeles' Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera was in the lineup Saturday.
The bad news is he's still the designated hitter, not the third baseman.
"I go by the medical teams suggestion," manager Jim Leyland said. "I talked to (athletic trainer Kevin Rand) at 11 oclock this morning about Cabrera. He checked everything, he double-checked everything.
"I was hoping for today, before the game yesterday. But after seeing him last night, I was not surprised that wed have to DH him tonight."
Cabrera accounted for the only Tigers run Friday night, a solo homer off Zack Greinke in the eighth inning.
"I doubt very much Cabrera will play third base before Kansas City, after talking to trainers today," Leyland said.
Leyland said Cabrera would continue to play unless the ankle problems started affecting his swing.
Leyland also said that if it were late in a close game, after the seventh inning, he would probably pinch run for Cabrera if he got on base.