Friday is the day: Miguel Cabrera scheduled to rejoin Tigers


Out since July 3 with a strained calf, Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to come off the disabled list and rejoin the active roster Friday.

It sounds like the Tigers may limit Cabrera’s workload early on, perhaps giving him a couple days off per week now that the playoffs are all but out of the question for the 54-59 team.

Cabrera was having another MVP-caliber season before the injury, hitting .350 with 15 homers and a 1.034 OPS in 77 games. This is the first disabled list stint of his 13-year career, as Cabrera averaged 157 games per season from 2004-2014.

Here’s an odd stat: Detroit’s lineup has averaged 4.3 runs per game in Cabrera’s absence. Prior to his injury Detroit’s lineup averaged 4.4 runs per game.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.