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Miguel Cabrera rejoins lineup after five-day absence

Aug 5, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

Miguel Cabrera AP

Miguel Cabrera is back at third base for the Tigers on Monday after resting an abdominal strain for five days.

Cabrera made a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against the White Sox and singled in his first at-bat since Tuesday, before immediately being removed for a pinch-runner.

The Tigers won all four games while Cabrera was absent and are currently riding an eight-game winning streak as they begin a series in Cleveland tonight. That took some of the pressure off Cabrera to hurry his return, but the 2012 AL MVP never likes to sit out for long. He played in 161 games in both 2011 and ’12, and he’s never come in under 150 in his nine full seasons as a major leaguer.

Cabrera is hitting .360/.455/.668 with 32 homers and 99 RBI this season. He leads the AL in average and is second to Baltimore’s Chris Davis in both homers and RBI.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Time for Miggy to Go Boom!

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      his hip looks like it is going to go boom and blow up.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

        Cashman sez STFU!

  2. El Bravo - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Hey this guy has not ties to PED use and has been the best hitter in baseball for at least the last 3 years. Figured we could all appreciate this fact. Cheers, Miguel (but please stick with water).

  3. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Phew that was scary. At least one superstar in the MLB is legal.

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    The Trumpets are blowing. A certain Tigers fan is having kittens. All hail Miggy. Most importantly, my fantasy team needs you.

    • nbjays - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      Yep, I think she’s probably just too incoherent to post right now. :-)

  5. paperlions - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    For me, this really calls into question how “valuable” he is to his team. Without him, they are 7-1. Obviously, he’s no Ben Revere.

    • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      That was slick, man. Nicely done.

      SMALL SAMPLE SIZE!!!!!!! ;)

      • paperlions - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

        Of course, SSS….but people do love their narratives, no matter how often they prove to be false…they just stop paying attention to them when the no longer “work” and make up new ones.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        I fear we will fight again here.

      • paperlions - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

        Why? Because you make a living teaching narratives?

        :-O

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        Narratives are awesome. It’s so cute how deluded you are about living above them.

      • paperlions - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        Narratives are fine, as long as they are adjusted to suit the available data…it is so cute (i.e. condescending) how you assume that everyone is the same.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        The same as what?

      • paperlions - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM

        each other

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:57 PM

        Uh-oh, that one made you mad. Well, some things are universal.

  6. braddavery - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Awesome. My daily reading of the MLB box scores just wasn’t the same for the last week.

  7. brianbowman16 - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    the games just weren’t the same without Jim Price saying ‘batting thirrrrrrrd, the big man, Miguel Cabrera’.

    • respectfortampabay - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      No, it should be “batting third – the big baby”. Wah if anyone pitches me inside. Wah, and I get your guy hit. Wah, and I piss and moan from the dugout because I have no balls. Remember how scared he looked the next night when he thought big, crazy-ass Kyle Farnsworth was going to hit him after Zobrist got hit? Wah… muck Figgy. Good third-baseman, better hitter, pathetic human being.

  8. jwbiii - Aug 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    What? Actual baseball news? How refreshing. Thanks, Matthew!

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