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Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list

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The Detroit Tigers have placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Cabrera suffered the injury running the bases during Thursday’s game against the Royals. It’s unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. As he goes on the shelf Cabrera is hitting .323/.407/.516 with three homers and 21 RBI. It was a nice bounce back year for the two-time MVP until this injury, so hopefully it’s not terribly serious.

John Hicks will likely get most of the starts at first base for the Tigers while Cabrera heals.

Bryce Harper is on paternity leave

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Several years ago, Bryce Harper made news when it was revealed that he thought the word “meme” was pronounced “may-may.” That may be my favorite Bryce Harper moment ever.

As it was announced by the Phillies a little while ago that Harper has been placed on paternity leave, I’m wondering if he pronounces the word “baby” “bébé.”

I wouldn’t think less of him if he did, actually. One of my favorite people in the world does that.

Anyway, congratulations to Bryce Harper on becoming a dad. And it’s good news not just for him but for the Phillies and their fans as well. Why? Because as Bill noted earlier this week, Harper seems to hit better when he’s being taunted and mocked. For now that’s not very important, as the child won’t be talking for some time. As a father of teenagers, I can tell you that eventually the little monsters live to disrespect their dear old dads. If Harper’s current motivational patterns hold, by the time that kid is ten Harper will be winning the dang Triple Crown every year.

But again, congratulations to the Harpers.