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.