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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.

Collin McHugh headed to injured list with elbow discomfort

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Astros starter Collin McHugh will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to discomfort in his right elbow, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros recalled Brady Rodgers from Triple-A Round Rock.

McHugh, 31, has struggled to a 6.04 ERA with a 48/16 K/BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings across eight starts and two relief appearances. If the elbow injury is really an elbow injury and not just an excuse for the Astros to give McHugh a reprieve, this could be bad news.

Rodgers, 28, posted a 3.22 ERA with 32 strikeouts and 16 walks in 44 2/3 innings in the minors this season. He had a cup of coffee with the Astros in 2016, yielding 14 runs in 8 1/3 innings. Here’s hoping his latest stint goes a bit better than that.