Miguel Cabrera sitting Sunday with right ankle injury

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Miguel Cabrera aggravated a lingering right ankle injury Wednesday night on a slide into home plate. He has appeared in — and recorded at least one hit in — every game since, but the issue won’t go away.

According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, the Detroit slugger is sitting out of Sunday’s series finale against the Twins to rest his ailing right ankle.

Don Kelly is at first base and Victor Martinez is serving as the Tigers’ designated hitter in the afternoon game at Minnesota’s Target Field.

Cabrera is currently sporting an .885 OPS, which would be his lowest OPS since 2004.

Red Sox place Rafael Devers back on the disabled list with a bum hamstring

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The Red Sox just got third baseman Rafael Devers back from the disabled list last week. Now he’s going back on, retroactive to yesterday, with a left hamstring strain.

It’s the same injury that put him on the shelf before, and he apparently aggravated it. In fact, it’s his third trip to the disabled list over the last five weeks. How much time he’ll miss this time around isn’t known. In the meantime, Eduardo Nunez should see the bulk of the starts at the hot corner.

Devers is hitting .242/.298/.422 with 16 homers and 55 RBI on the year.