Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had to leave last night’s game against the Royals due to a left biceps strain.
He hurt it during a first inning play at first base and managed to tough out four innings, but ultimately he had to sit. After the game, Brad Ausmus said it seemed minor and that he’d be shocked if Cabrera missed more than a couple of games from it. Cabrera has historically played through pain for extended periods, though that isn’t always an admirable trait. The Tigers should know more about his condition today.
Detroit is already missing Nick Castellanos, Jose Iglesias and Cameron Maybin, in addition to pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey. They’re five games back of the Indians and two and a half back in the wild card race. Losing their best hitter, who is currently sporting a line of .310/.384/.550 with 27 homers, wouldn’t do much to help that, obviously.