Found July 25, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera missed his second consecutive game last night due to an ailing left hip flexor. Manager Jim Leyland didn't have much to provide regarding Cabrera's status, only stating that the slugger isn't expected to require a stint on the disabled list as a result of his injury, according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com. Cabrera exited Monday night's contest early after suffering his hip injury. He first experienced discomfort when he scored from second on a Victor Martinez RBI single. During the next half-inning, Cabrera took the field and was noticeably in pain. At that point the Tigers decided to remove him from the contest. Since then, Cabrera's been relegated to the bench, playing the role of spectator the past two nights. There was talk that he'd be out until the weekend, but the Tigers have set no timeframe for his return. Considering Detroit is still saying Miggy isn't likely to hit the DL, it would seem like he should be back in the lineup in the next few days. However, if the hip ailment lingers, the Tigers could make a roster move to ensure the injury heals properly and doesn't impact the third baseman for the remainder of the season. Cabrera is once again making a case to be the American League's Most Valuable Player. Over 443 plate appearances, the 30-year-old has hit .358/.454/.666 with 20 doubles and 31 home runs. In place of Cabrera, the Tigers used Don Kelly at third base on Wednesday. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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