Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 21 hours ago

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera could be ready to return from his calf injury in mid-August, according to MLive.com. Cabrera has not played since suffering a Grade 3 calf strain earlier this month. He was initially handed a six-to-eight week timetable, but his return to baseball activities over the weekend has generated optimism that he could return at the short end of the estimate. Cabrera took batting practice Monday and is expected to increase his activity level as the week progresses. If he is able to make it through the week without a setback, he could begin a rehab assignment as early as next week. The Tigers have suffered without him in the lineup, but they are still just four games out of a playoff berth and could be primed for a stretch run once the two-time MVP gets back on the field.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 days ago

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera took part in light fielding drills on Saturday as he continues to recover from a calf injury, according to MLive.com. Cabrera has not played since July 3 after suffering a strained left calf, but he has now participated in baseball activities on consecutive days for the first time since his injury. Manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera's next hurdle before moving forward with his rehab will be to prove that he is capable of making sudden movements as he would make in the field or at the plate. "He's a ways from getting into a game," Ausmus said. "It's really kind of the first step. Getting out of the batter's box or trying to get a good jump on a ground ball, that is more the issue. First move from a dead stop is probably more risky. Hitting wasn't really bothering him in the cage. He had hit in the cage a couple times, in the indoor cage. That wasn't the first time he swung." Cabrera is progressing and seems to be on track for his projected return in mid-August.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cabrera (calf) was treated with a platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday but is still expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The PRP shot won't move up Cabrera's timetable from a Grade 3 calf strain, but theoretically, it should improve the function of the calf and decrease the 32-year-old's pain. It looks like manager Brad Ausmus may deploy Marc Krauss and Jefry Marte in a platoon at first base for the time being.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.