Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

With the Tigers out of playoff contention there's no reason for them to jeopardize Cabrera's health in Sunday's season finale. Efren Navarro will start at first base and hit fifth while Cabrera's disappointing season comes to an end. Over 130 games he hit 16 home runs, 60 RBI, and posted a .249 batting average and .728 OPS. This marked the first time since 2008 that Cabrera owned a batting average below .300, and his 60 RBI were the least of his career.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

He will miss his sixth straight game with a back issue, and at this point it would be surprising if the Tigers brought Cabrera back for the season finale Sunday. Efren Navarro will start at first base and hit cleanup.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) remains out of the lineup Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera has not played since tweaking his back last weekend, and he will not start Friday for the fifth straight game. Cabrera has not officially been shut down for the season, but with just two games to go after Friday's, it would not be surprising if that ultimately happens.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera will miss a fourth straight game following his removal from Saturday's contest with a back injury, which wound up being revealed as a pair of herniated discs. There has been no word on his status, so he will remain day-to-day for the time being while John Hicks draws the start in his stead.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Having been eliminated from playoff contention, the Tigers have no need to take any chances with Cabrera, who's dealing with two herniated discs in his back. They've yet to indicate whether or not they plan on having Cabrera return before the season comes to an end, so consider him day-to-day until further notice. Efren Navarro will start at first base and hit sixth Wednesday.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera will get a second opinion on his injured back, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

An MRI on Sunday revealed Cabrera was dealing with two herniated discs in his back, but the 34-year-old wants to be certain before determining his next step. The Tigers haven't ruled out a return over the weekend, but with the team already out of playoff contention, they figure to be cautious with the veteran, who has been bothered by back issues all season.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This should come as little surprise after it was announced Sunday that Cabrera is dealing with two herniated discs in his back. The Tigers have said he is done for the season, but with the team not in the hunt for the playoffs, they figure to be cautious with him and could ultimately decide to shut him down.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago1 Comment

An MRI on Cabrera's back revealed two herniated discs Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera exited Saturday's game with back tightness and has now been officially diagnosed with a pair of herniated discs. According to Beck's report, Cabrera could play again this season, but it would likely be as the team's designated hitter. With the Tigers clearly out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be surprising to see them proceed very cautiously with their 34-year-old first baseman.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera (back) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

It had been previously reported that Cabrera wasn't expected to play Sunday following his early departure from Saturday's game with back tightness. Cabrera was scheduled to undergo an MRI, the results of which have yet to be revealed. Information regarding Cabrera's availability should be known once details of the MRI are announced. Efren Navarro will start at first base and hit cleanup Sunday.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
4 months ago

Cabrera, who's undergoing an MRI on his back, is not expected to play Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

If all goes well, the veteran likely will be back in action Tuesday, following the Tigers' Monday off. Cabrera's lingering back problems may force him to endure a longer absence, though, and with the Tigers eliminated from the playoff race, perhaps they'll decide it's not worth pushing him back into action regardless of the results.