The Tigers won on Friday night but with the uncertainty they now are facing with Miguel Cabrera the net effect might have been a loss.
Cabrera came out of the Tigers’ rain-shortened 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians with more irritation of the abdominal area -- the second time in two days he's left a game early.
And this time he didn’t say “I’m OK.”
Instead he said “I don’t feel 100 percent.”
As for possibility he could be looking at an absence of several days Cabrera said “That’s not my decision. I can’t say because I don’t know.”
Manager Jim Leyland said he got suspicious that Cabrera felt worse than usual during batting practice.
“I wasn’t swinging normally” said Leyland. “I could tell he was not turning it loose. And when I saw the first at-bat (a strikeout) I knew that what I saw in batting practice was probably right.
“So I got him out of there.”
With or without Cabrera though …
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