Update (11:08 PM ET): MLive’s Evan Woodbery reports that Cabrera ruptured a tendon in his bicep and will undergo season-ending surgery.
Update (8:30 PM ET): Cabrera left the game with a left biceps strain and is undergoing an MRI, the Tigers announced.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had to leave Tuesday night’s game against the Twins after appearing to injure his arm during a swing in the third inning. Cabrera swung and missed at a 1-1 slider from Jake Odorizzi. According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Cabrera grabbed his left arm above the elbow and walked back to the dugout. Niko Goodrum pinch-hit for Cabrera, swinging and missing for the third strike.
Cabrera, 35, was activated from the disabled list on June 1 after recovering from a strained right hamstring. It was his second stint on the DL this season. In 155 plate appearances entering Tuesday’s action, the veteran was hitting .301/.394/.451 with three home runs and 22 RBI.
The Tigers should have an update on Cabrera’s status later tonight.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.
Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.
This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.
With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.