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Miguel Cabrera exits game with strained hamstring

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Tigers 1B/DH Miguel Cabrera exited Thursday afternoon’s game against the Royals with a strained right hamstring, according to the club. He appeared to suffer the injury after singling in the sixth inning.

Cabrera, 35, has been hitting well this season, entering Thursday’s action with a .326/.413/.528 triple-slash line along with three home runs and 21 RBI in 104 plate appearances. He hadn’t played since last Sunday due to a biceps injury.

If Cabrera needs to go on the disabled list, Niko Goodrum and John Hicks are likely to fill in at first base. The Tigers should pass along information about the severity of the injury later today or tomorrow.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.