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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will miss Tuesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals with a left biceps strain.
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Cabrera’s Injury Not Considered Serious
Tuesday, Aug. 16
According to the team’s official Twitter account, Cabrera is listed as day-to-day. ESPN.com’s Katie Strang confirmed Cabrera was injured during Monday night’s game.
Cabrera’s injury has not been deemed severe, but losing the 33-year-old for even a couple of games at this point could hurt the Tigers’ postseason chances.
Detroit is entering Tuesday night’s game against the Royals 2.5 games back in the wild-card standings, and Cabrera is an indispensable piece of the team’s offense that has put up monster numbers all season long.
Through 117 games, the two-time American League MVP is batting .310 with a .550 slugging percentage, .934 OPS, 27 home runs and 77 RBI.
Cabrera has also been on a tear of late. In 52 at-bats this month, he’s batting .365 with a .673 slugging percentage, 1.084 OPS, four home runs and 11 RBI.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been tabbed to start at first base in Cabrera’s absence.