Update (10:33 PM EST): Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is “not optimistic” that Cabrera will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, per MLive.com’s James Schmehl.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Friday night’s game against the Blue Jays with a strained left calf, Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports. Cabrera is scheduled to undergo an MRI.
Cabrera was 2-for-2 with an RBI in the game before Andrew Romine replaced him on the bases following his single to lead off the fourth inning. The 2012 and ’13 American League MVP is batting .350/.456/.578 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI on the year.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.