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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.
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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera sat out of Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox due to a hip problem. However, that didn't stop Miggy from having fun in the dugout during his day off.
Cabrera was seen trying to share a fig snack with teammate Brayan Pena during the second inning. When Pena politely refused...
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is currently out with a hip-flexor and he needed a way to entertain himself in the dugout. Rather than watch the game or just hang out, he decided to try and force-feed Brayan Pena. Obviously Pena is not a fan of Fig Newtons. [Deadspin]
Reigning American League MVP Miguel Cabrera is not in the Detroit Tigers' lineup for the third straight game Thursday against the Chicago White Sox.
The Tigers third baseman, who was baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last season, left Monday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hip flexor injury. Detroit manager Jim Leyland gave no update...
As one of the best hitters in baseball, Miguel Cabrera is extremely entertaining to watch at the plate. As one of the funnier personalities in baseball, Miguel Cabrera is extremely entertaining to watch in the dugout.
After we got some footage of Miggy doing the robot in the dugout earlier this week, we now have the Tigers third baseman attempting to force feed a cookie to a teammate...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup for the second straight night against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Cabrera, the reigning AL MVP who was baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, left Monday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hip flexor injury.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland gave no update on...
The Detroit Tigers were without third baseman Miguel Cabrera last night, and manager Jim Leyland told reporters -- including Joey Nowak of MLB.com -- that he doubts "very much" that the slugger will play today. In fact, there is a chance that Cabrera misses the remainder of the Tigers' series against the White Sox.
Leyland said that he's not sure if Cabrera...
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is out of Detroit's lineup for a fourth straight game because of an injured left hip.
Trainer Kevin Rand says the reigning Triple Crown winner is improving but needs a little more time to recover. The third baseman is hitting a major league-best .358 with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs.
Outfielder Torii Hunter also was scratched from Detroit's lineup...
Detroit Tigers' third baseman Miguel Cabrera was held out of tonight's game against the Chicago White Sox with hip soreness after aggravating the flexor muscle last night.
As reported by Joey Nowak of MLB.com,
"The reigning American League MVP left in the bottom of the fifth inning
of Monday's game after scoring gingerly from second base on a Victor
Traditionally, sunflower seeds and bubble gum are the foodstuffs of choice in major league dugouts. But sometimes, other munchies will be made available. Apparently, a mom of one of the players on the Detroit Tigers roster packed a special snack and sent it along with their special little baseball-playing boy before he headed to the [...]The post Miguel Cabrera attempts to force...
They missed him, but they didn’t
Miguel Cabrera doesn’t have to sit out many games, The Tigers, of course, are thankful for that.
But it’s not as if they go belly-up whenever he is just an observer, which was the case with his sore left hip flexor muscle on Tuesday night.
Proving that any game without Cabrera can be won if your starting pitcher is sharp and the other team...
When the Tigers starters are pitching this way and their opponent is the cellar-dwelling Chicago White Sox, it's a little easier to live without Miguel Cabrera.
The Tigers defeated the White Sox 6-2 Wednesday night, their fourth straight victory, third straight in Chicago and second straight without Cabrera.
Cabrera missed his second straight game with a sore left hip flexor...
The Detroit Tigers are all about making sure their teammates are well fed. Anibal Sanchez has been seen feeding Max Scherzer seeds, and last night Miguel Cabrera was caught trying to force feed Brayan Pena a Fig Newton. But Pena's nipples were not very excited for Cabrera's cookie. Bad catcher! Cabrera would wind up eating it.
Video is below via MLB.com [H/T Sportress...
Under the heading of winnable games you will find those that the Tigers have remaining against the Chicago White Sox.
Of which there are many.
Thirteen to be precise after the Tigers’ 6-2 victory on Wednesday night — without Miguel Cabrera again — at U.S. Cellular Field.
That’s the second game in a row the Tigers have played without Cabrera because of his...
Cole Hamels would like to avoid tying for the major league lead in losses, though that could prove difficult if the Detroit Tigers get two of their top sluggers back.
The Tigers hope to have Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter in the lineup and hand Hamels his 13th defeat Friday night when the Philadelphia Phillies visit Detroit for the first time in 11 years.
Playing for a third straight...