Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Houston Astros after recovering from a calf injury, according to MLB.com. Cabrera has been out for over a month after suffering a Grade 3 calf strain in early July, but he is ready to return to the lineup after foregoing a rehab assignment in favor of working out with the team. The Tigers have missed the 32-year-old, who was batting .350 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI before suffering the injury, and the team has fallen to 13 games back of the division-leading Kansas City Royals. "Miggy wants to play," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I think he's proven that over the last two years, the way he wound down the 2013, 2014 seasons with injuries and playing through it." Detroit is still in the hunt for the final playoff berth in the American League, and a healthy Cabrera down the stretch will be a boon to their playoff aspirations.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera could be activated from the disabled list Friday after recovering from a calf injury, according to the Detroit Free Press. Cabrera has not played since July 3 after suffering a strained calf, but he is expected to return sometime this weekend depending on how he responds to back-to-back days of on-field running. “He said he feels good today after the running yesterday,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “We’ll have him run again today. He’s got the off day tomorrow. There’s a possibility that he will be ready Friday. The only thing I’m worried about is the first step. First step laterally for a ground ball or coming out of the box hard. Even kind of rounding first and realizing you might be able to reach second and, all of a sudden, you turn the afterburners on." Ausmus added that Cabrera will probably not play every game of this weekend's series against the Houston Astros.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago1 Comment

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is expected to run the bases and take live batting practice Tuesday as he continues to recover from a calf injury, according to the Detroit Free Press. The two activities are expected to represent the final steps in the rehab process before he is cleared to return. The Tigers have yet to determine if he will require a rehab assignment, which could be necessary given that he has missed over a month with the injury. However, if Cabrera is able to demonstrate during Tuesday's workout that his calf is not bothering him at all, it may be enough for the team to activate him from the 15-day disabled list ahead of next weekend. "The important thing is that he comes through the base-running portion of it," manager Brad Ausmus told the Oakland Press on Sunday. "He’s been hitting on the field, so I’m not overly concerned about the live batting practice. It’s the base-running we need to get him past before the next step is taken. I don’t think it’s the stopping that’s the concern, I think it’s the sudden lateral movement on the field, or the sudden movement on the bases, or coming out of the batter’s box. More the acceleration - to whatever extent Miggy accelerates."

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera could return from his calf injury within two weeks, according to the Oakland Press. Manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that Cabrera -- who last played July 3 -- could be back by the end of the team's next road trip, which concludes Aug. 19 against the Chicago Cubs.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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.