Miguel Cabrera headed to the DL for the first in his career
The Detroit Tigers playoff hopes just took a downfall. All-Star first baseman and the Tigers best player, Miguel Cabrera, is headed to the DL for the first time in his career with a grade-3 calf strain. The injury is expected to sideline him about six weeks, meaning he could be out until mid-August.
Currently six games behind the first-place Royals, the Tigers sit at 40-39 in third place in the AL Central. With a lineup that is struggling, and a pitching staff that is not living up to expectations, the Cabrera injury could not happen at a worse time, and manager Brad Ausmus knew something was wrong right away. He was quoted saying he was worried about Cabrera “because Miggy plays through everything.”
Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.350), on-base percentage (.456) and OPS (1.034) while putting up 15 home runs and 54 RBI over 77 games. MVP-like numbers for the two-time AL MVP.
During the time Miggy is injured, I would not be surprised to see the red-hot Cleveland Indians jump the Tigers in the AL Central standings, as they have finally combined their lethal pitching with a capable lineup in the American League.
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