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Miguel Cabrera removed from game with right hand contusion


Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was lifted from the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays with a right hand contusion. While he’s not likely to land on the injured list, as X-rays came back negative for any fractures or structural damage in the hand, he may still be held back from Sunday’s series finale as a precautionary measure.

Cabrera sustained the injury in the top of the sixth inning after getting grazed by one of Aaron Sanchez‘s 93.1-m.p.h. fastballs. He immediately winced in pain and was examined by a team trainer before leaving the field, with pinch-runner Mikie Mahtook stepping in at first base. Mahtook remained in the game in the bottom of the inning, taking over for Niko Goodrum in center while Goodrum shifted to cover Cabrera’s spot at first.

Prior to the incident, the 35-year-old infielder snapped his 0-for-7 streak with a pair of base hits off of Sanchez. It wasn’t quite enough to get the Tigers on the board, however, and they dropped their second game in a row as the Blue Jays capped a 3-0 shutout. The two teams will go head-to-head for a fourth and final time on Sunday at 1:07 PM EDT.

David Price exits start with flu-like symptoms

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Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”

Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.

Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.

Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.