Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left last night’s World Baseball Classic game between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic with back discomfort. Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel — who, as the Detroit Tigers first base coach, has more than a temporary interest in Cabrera’s health — said the move was precautionary.
Cabrera could be seen grimacing as he fouled off a pitch. Watch:
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Cabrera will likely be OK, but you can imagine Brad Ausmus and the folks back in Lakeland would be happy to see Venezuela make a quick exit from WBC play.