Found October 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Detroit Tigers' superstar could have rested the final few days of the season.  He could have sat out more than he was forced to.  However, Miguel Cabrera decided it was better for him to stay focused and to set an example for his teammates.  So, he played through an abdominal injury that severely limited him over the final month of the season.  He pushed through the pain so that he would be prepared for the playoffs. Now, says Jason Beck of, Cabrera is ready for the playoffs and hopes the injury concerns are behind him.  It's easy for players to take time off and cruise toward the end of the season once the division is wrapped up, but Cabrera did not want to get rusty. "Eight days, that's too many days off," Cabrera said over the weekend, bracing for the best-of-five AL Division Series against the A's beginning in Oakland on Friday at 9:37 p.m. ET on TBS. "We want to be ready for the playoffs. That's why everybody sees me in the lineup. I want to play the same way I play before, so let's get some at-bats and be ready for the playoffs." The Tigers will travel to Oakland to take on the A's in the Coliseum on Friday night, and Cabrera will be ready.  The Tigers made it all the way to the World Series last year, but they couldn't get past the San Francisco Giants.  Detroit has been so close on many occasions.  They're ready to get over the hump. Cabrera should be able to provide some assistance there.  Generally considered the best hitter in baseball, Cabrera put up number BETTER than his Triple Crown season from a year ago.  This year, Cabrera finished by hitting .348/.442/.636 on the season.  He clubbed 44 home runs to mach his total from a year ago as well. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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