10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
2 days ago

Manager Brad Ausmus reiterated Wednesday that he believes Cabrera (groin) will be ready to be activated from the DL on May 2, when first eligible, the Detroit News' Chris McCosky reports.

EDGE Analysis

This has been the theme throughout Cabrera's stay on the DL, and his status continues to trend upward. He did infield drills Wednesday. In the meantime, John Hicks is starting at first base and hitting sixth against lefty James Paxton.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
3 days ago

Cabrera (groin) participated in workouts Tuesday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera's workout included riding an exercise bike. Manager Brad Ausmus said that Cabrera was feeling better, so it would appear that he could still be on track to return when he's eligible on May 2. Until Cabrera is back in action, Alex Avila and John Hicks will split time at first base.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
6 days ago

Cabrera (groin) is expected to return from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to being diagnosed with a Grade 1 or Grade 2 groin strain, Cabrera had been battling a back injury through the early stage of the season. However, despite Cabrera's rough start, the Tigers are optimistic that 10 days of rest will be enough for him to recover. Until he's ready to come off the DL, John Hicks should see the bulk of the time at first base.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
6 days ago

Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This is yet another blow to a Tigers lineup that is already missing J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias. Cabrera was sent in for an MRI after leaving Friday's game with a right groin strain and it had already been announced that he'd miss the remainder of the Tigers' weekend series against the Twins. However, now it has been confirmed that Cabrera will be sidelined until at least early-May. John Hicks, who was recalled in a corresponding move Saturday, will likely see most of the time at first base while Cabrera is sidelined.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
6 days ago

Cabrera (groin) will not play for at least the remainder of the Tigers' weekend series against the Twins, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger was sent in for an MRI early Saturday, and though the results have yet to be released, manager Brad Ausmus did tell reporters that Cabrera would miss at least the next two games. John Hicks is up with the team and could fill in at first base, but an official roster move has not been made at this point. Cabrera's next chance to return will come Tuesday against the Mariners, but the results of Saturday's timeline should give a clearer picture on his timeline.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
6 days ago

Cabrera (groin) had an MRI Saturday morning, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers are waiting on the results after he was initially diagnosed with a right groin strain after leaving Friday's game. John Hicks is with the team but has not been officially called up from Triple-A. Hicks would likely get the start at first base Saturday if Cabrera is unable to play.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
7 days ago

The injury that forced Cabrera to leave Friday's game has been diagnosed as a right groin strain and he will be reevaluated Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It turns out this injury was unrelated to the back injury that plagued Cabrera earlier the month. Whether or not that's a good sign remains to be seen. Groin strains can take weeks to recover, but it may be mild enough for Cabrera to play through the pain. Expect more relevant information -- like whether or not the injury will require a trip to the 10-day DL -- before Saturday's 2:10 PM start time.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
7 days ago

Cabrera was pinch-hit for in the seventh inning and was seen heading back to the tunnel with an unknown injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera has been dealing with a back injury this month, and there is some speculation that it may have flared up during the game. We'll monitor his status as the night continues; for now, consider him day-to-day.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
1 week ago

Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera went hitless in the first four games of the season, but since then he's slashing .273/.351/.576. Look for Cabrera to continue to heat up as we move into May.

10DMiguel Cabrera
1B DET
1 week ago

Cabrera went 1-for-4 with his third home run Tuesday, representing the entirety of the Detroit offense in a 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

After getting off to a 3-for-28 start without a single extra-base hit, Miggy has awoken with a five-game hitting streak that's seen him go 7-for-17 with three homers, a double and seven RBI. His stats still haven't caught up to their normal levels, but that's just a matter of time. Cabrera may be 34, but he's still one of the game's top hitters. It seems like the back pain that forced him out of Sunday's game is a non-issue, which is a relief.