Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 8 Days

Cabrera is dealing with bone spurs in his ankle, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Cabrera has been hampered by injuries for much of the season but has not revealed the specifics of his ankle issue. While the bone spurs likely won't keep him out for an extended period down the stretch, Cabrera and the Tigers' medical staff will need to decide whether offseason surgery will be necessary. That decision reportedly has not been made, and chances are that will remain the case until the end of the season. While bone spurs can be a crippling injury, Cabrera has been on fire of late, notching 13 hits, including four home runs, in his last six games.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 9 Days

Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in the Tigers' loss to the Giants on Saturday afternoon.

The multi-hit game was Cabrera's fifth in the last six contests, as the two-homer game was his second in a span of six days. With the Tigers in an unanticipated battle with the Royals for the division crown, Cabrera is unlikely to have the luxury of resting his variety of ailments in the coming weeks.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 14 Days

Cabrera went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored Monday against the Indians.

The Tigers exploded for 12 runs Monday and Cabrera was leading the charge. Even with his two homers in this game, Cabrera still only has 19 overall. Although his power numbers are down this season, he has still been very valuable with a .304 average and 94 RBI.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 14 Days

Cabrera (ankle) is back in the lineup Monday against the Indians.

Cabrera was removed from Saturday's game after he aggravated a preexisting ankle injury. He missed Sunday's game as a result of the injury, and it was reported that he could miss four or five days with the injury, but he is back as the designated hitter while Victor Martinez will receive the start at first base.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 15 Days

Cabrera (ankle) is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Cabrera's lingering right ankle injury forced him out of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader prematurely, and according to MLive.com's Chris Iott, the Tigers believe the issue could persist until the 2014 season comes to an end. After Saturday's game, manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged that he'd like to give Cabrera four or five consecutive days off to rest the ankle before the end of the campaign, though that might not be an option with the Tigers still fighting for their playoff lives. Even if he's forced to miss less time, it's clear at this point that Cabrera has been playing at diminished strength, as reflected by his numbers this season. He's in the midst of a 1-for-19 stretch at the plate that has dropped his season average to .299, the first time since 2008 that Cabrera has carried a .300 batting average after mid-May.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 16 Days

Cabrera's lingering ankle injury could keep him out for four or five days in a row in the future, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Saturday's game, Michigan Live reports.

Cabrera left Saturday's game early, and although there's no current plan for Cabrera to sit, he could miss a few games before the playoffs begin. Ausmus also said he doesn't expect the ankle to completely heal until the end of the 2014 season. Any time missed for Cabrera would be a huge blow to fantasy owners, especially during the fantasy playoffs. Cabrera is hitting just .260 in August, his lowest average of any month this season, and has a .143 OBP in the past seven days.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 16 Days

Cabrera left Saturday's game after he aggravated his preexisting ankle injury running to first base, Chris Lott of MLive.com reports.

Cabrera has been in the starting lineup for the past four days since he sat most recently with his injured ankle, but he seemed to have issues with that same ankle again Saturday. There should be more news to follow, but a couple games on the bench may be in order for Cabrera so this injury doesn't linger any further into the season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 20 Days

Cabrera (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Cabrera aggravated his right ankle last Thursday but didn't sit out until Sunday, which afforded him two days off due to Monday's scheduled off day. He'll attempt to extend his six-game hitting streak, during which he hit .304 (7-for-23) with three RBI, four runs, and five walks versus two strikeouts.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 22 Days

Manager Brad Ausums expects Cabrera (ankle) to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Cabrera sat out Sunday's game after tweaking his ankle injury Saturday, but it sounds like he should be able to return following a team off day Monday.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 22 Days

Cabrera is out of the lineup Sunday due to an ankle issue, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports.

Cabrera irritated his ailing ankle in Saturday's game, but it doesn't sound like the Tigers are sounding the alarm on a lengthy absence. Instead, it seems manager Brad Ausmus just wanted to take advantage of Monday's open date in the schedule by keeping Cabrera out of the lineup Sunday, effectively giving him two full days of recovery. Cabrera should still be available off the bench in the series finale with the Twins if needed, while Don Kelly takes his spot in the field at first base.