Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 day ago

Cabrera has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, John Keating of FOX Sports Detroit reports.

The full extent of Cabrera's injury is now known, and it is hardly good news for both the Tigers and Cabrera's fantasy owners. The upcoming All-Star break will reduce the total number of games he misses, but don't expect to see him back on the field until sometime in mid-August.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 day ago

The Tigers placed Cabrera (calf) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

Cabrera will land on the disabled list for the first time in his career after suffering a left calf strain in Friday's game. It's not clear how long he will be sidelined, but he will be out at least until the first Sunday after the All-Star break. The Tigers will have to get creative at first base in Cabrera's absence, with utility infielder Andrew Romine being the only other player on the roster to start a game at first base this season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 days ago

Manager Brad Ausmus told James Schmehl of MLive.com that he's "not optimistic" that Cabrera will avoid landing on the disabled list.

Ausmus further stated that Cabrera will sit out Saturday due to the left calf strain suffered Friday, according to Dana Wakiji of FOX Sports Detroit. Cabrera's availability thereafter is seemingly tied to the results of an MRI, but the initial word coming from the Tigers doesn't appear to be positive. Expect clarification on his health in the near future.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 days ago

Cabrera was diagnosed with a left calf strain and will undergo an MRI.

Cabrera was removed from the fourth inning of Friday's game against the Blue Jays after pulling up lame while running the bases. The Tigers are labeling Cabrera as day-to-day with the injury, but the MRI should provide more meaningful details on the extent of his injury. A loss of Cabrera for any length of time would be crippling for the Tigers, as the first baseman had resumed playing at MVP-caliber level this season after a down year (by his lofty standards) in 2014. He's batting a stellar .350 with a spectacular .456 on-base percentage on the season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 days ago

Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays after suffering an apparent leg injury while running the bases, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

After reaching base on a single, Cabrera looked as though he tweaked his hamstring while making a dash for second base during Victor Martinez's at-bat. The Tigers immediately pulled him for a pinch-runner, with Cabrera finishing the night 2-for-2 with an RBI. Expect the team to provide word on Cabrera's condition later Friday evening, but it wouldn't be a surprise if the injury prevented him from suiting up Saturday.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Cabrera is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Cabrera tallied six hits over his last three games and is hitting .397 this month, but manager Brad Ausmus decided to give him just his second day off of the season with the Tigers playing an early afternoon affair Wednesday. Andrew Romine will get the nod at first place in Cabrera's place.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Cabrera's lone hit in five at-bats Wednesday against the Reds was a three-run homer off ace starter Johnny Cueto.

He snuck that one in -- his third homer in the last six games -- to ruin Cueto's day just before a rain delay. Miggy has collected at least one RBI in each of those six games, with a cool dozen in that span. Those who trusted in him following last season's disappointing 25 homers have been rewarded by a return to form, as Cabrera is on pace to reach the mid-30s.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cabrera has been punishing the ball of late. He crushed two 450-plus-foot home runs against Cleveland this past weekend and has hit safely in 24 of his past 29 games.

He's gradually moving up to the top of the league in batting average, RBI, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, and he's doing it without his usual 'protection' (Victor Martinez) behind him in the lineup. VMart will be back soon and that just means Miggy will see more good pitches to crush.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cabrera hit a huge three-run home run in the sixth inning and rapped a double in the eighth to account for all of Detroit's scoring in a 4-0 win over Cleveland on Friday.

He launched a first-pitch fastball off starter Danny Salazar over the wall just left of dead center; it went approximately 450 ft and hit the base of the camera platform behind the centerfield shrubs. He's a real Cleveland killer this season -- he's batting .653 (17-for-23) against them.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Cabrera hit a two-run home run over the center-field wall to key Detroit's 7-1 win over Chicago on Saturday. It was his 12th home run of the season.

He did just what the Tigers needed to snap them out of their eight-game losing streak -- smack a big hit to get a quiet offence rolling. The Tigers ended up rapping out 18 hits all told with Miggy lighting the fire. He hadn't had a multi-RBI game in about three weeks.