Found August 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Miguel Cabrera was once again held out of the Detroit Tigers' lineup, as the slugger continues to recover from an abdominal strain he aggravated Tuesday night. Cabrera did tell reporters -- including Jason Beck of -- that he was feeling better yesterday, adding that he hopes to be back to 100 percent by Friday's opener against the Chicago White Sox. "I feel better," Cabrera said after Wednesday's game. "Hopefully we can get this out of the way quick and try to be 100 percent Friday." Cabrera was forced out of Tuesday's game after aggravating his abdominal injury. Detroit elected to give him Wednesday off, which allows him two full days to recover from the ailment before Friday's contest. The abdominal injury is just the latest ailment Cabrera has dealt with over the past month. He missed time after the All-Star break with a sore left hip flexor, and Beck adds that the MVP candidate has also dealt with discomfort in his back. The latest injury isn't something that should sideline Cabrera for an extended stretch, as he should rejoin the Tigers' lineup at some point this weekend. Detroit certainly hopes to get arguably the best hitter in baseball back as soon as possible, but they also don't want to rush him so as to avoid another aggravation. The 30-year-old is somehow finding ways to improve his totals, as he's hit a ridiculous .359/.454/.668 with 20 doubles and 32 home runs. Ramon Santiago replaced Cabrera at third, and the recently acquired Jose Iglesias has the ability to man the hot corner as well if needed. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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