Found September 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland once again held third baseman Miguel Cabrera out of yesterday's starting lineup for the team's finale against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers are hoping the game off, in addition to today's off-day, will allow Cabrera to rejoin the team's lineup Friday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. While there is optimism that Cabrera could return this weekend, and as soon as tomorrow, Leyland wasn't letting on when he expects the slugger to rejoin the lineup. "He's sore today. That's all I can tell you," Leyland said before Wednesday's game. "I can't tell you when he's going to play." After the game, Leyland offered reporters no new status regarding Cabrera. After returning to action Tuesday, Cabrera arrived at the park sore yesterday. Some level of soreness is expected as he gets back into the routine of playing nine innings, but apparently it was enough to cause Leyland to elect to play it safe with the All-Star. The Tigers made it clear that Cabrera didn't suffer an aggravation to his abdominal and groin injuries, he was simply sore. Whatever the case, the soreness was enough to keep him from taking batting practice prior to the game. Detroit is in a position to be cautious with Cabrera, and it appears that's what they are doing. If needed, Cabrera probably could have played yesterday, especially with today's off-day. However, there's no reason for Leyland and the Tigers to push their Triple-Crown candidate. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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