Found August 02, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers were hoping to have slugger Miguel Cabrera back at third base Friday night, but they had to scratch him from the lineup just prior to the game. Newly-acquired Jose Iglesias will start at third base instead. The Tigers announced the change in a tweet. New #Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Hunter 9, Tuiasosopo 7, Fielder 3, Martinez DH, Peralta 6, Iglesias 5, Peña 2, Santiago 4. Fister is starting — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 2, 2013 Cabrera is suffering from a strained lower abdomen. He left Tuesday night's game in the eighth inning and sat out Wednesday and Thursday. He came out Friday to help field balls during batting practice but could not finish the session.'s Bobby Nightengale reports that Cabrera was feeling 70%, the same as when he played earlier this week. There is no word yet on how much more Cabrera will miss, but with Cleveland just two games behind them, the Tigers cannot afford to lose their best player even though they still have a powerful lineup without him. The two teams meet in Cleveland for four games next Monday through Thursday, and the Tigers will want their MVP candidate back by then. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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Torii Hunter tells reporter he’s going to lay naked by the pool

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Links of the Day 8/3/13

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