Miguel Cabrera injured his biceps last night

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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.

Adam Jones may be going to Japan to play

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that free agent outfielder Adam Jones is in talks with the Orix Buffaloes of NPB. No deal is done yet, but Rosenthal says that a multi-year deal could be inked this week, sending Jones to Japan.

Jones, 34, played for the Diamondbacks last season, hitting a disappointing .260/.313/.414 (87 OPS+) with 16 homers and 67 RBI, declining pretty significantly in the second half of the season compared to the first. In light of that it seems doubtful that he’d be able to land a major league deal this winter, so going to Japan may be a good move for him if he wishes to continue to play on a regular basis.

Jones is a 14-year big league veteran who has posted a career line of .277/.317/.454 with 282 homers for the Mariners, Orioles and Dbacks.