Found October 04, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
It's no secret that Miguel Cabrera has been battling injuries for the last few months of the season.  He has suffered a hip strain, abdominal strain, and a groin strain.  All of those injuries are still lingering as the Detroit Tigers prepare to open play against the Oakland A's in Oakland.  Regardless, Cabrera will play.  But he won't be 100 percent. Paul Hagen of MLB.com says the Tigers' medical staff has cleared Cabrera to play and he will be in the lineup today.  There's nothing more the Tigers can do.  Rest is not an option until after the season, and both Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland know that. "There is nothing to sort out, I don't think," the Detroit manager said. "He's playable. The medical people feel that he's not going to do anything to endanger his future, and he wants to play. He's handicapped a little bit, obviously, although I think he is better. Probably the last few days have helped him out a little bit. He's still not going to be running at full speed and probably in the eighth inning and after, we would run for him. Probably not before." In a tie game, the Tigers would probably still leave Cabrera in to run for himself.  They can't risk removing his bat if it could mean the difference between a win and a loss.  However, if the Tigers have the chance to pad a lead and are feeling comfortable late, they will absolutely give Cabrera a rest.  And that will be about the only rest he will get. The Tigers had to fight hard all season to maintain their division lead and eventually win the American League Central.  Cabrera helped in a big way.  He had a better season this year than last year and helped keep the Tigers in the driver's seat virtually all season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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