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Miguel Cabrera may have some new aches and pains

Aug 21, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

Miguel Cabrera AP

Miguel Cabrera is so incredible a hitter that he’s continued to wreak havoc despite having a pain in his hip for several weeks now.  But last night he got another ouchy, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com:

Cabrera grimaced swinging at the first pitch of the at-bat, creating a scene that flashed back to a week and a half ago at Yankee Stadium against Mariano Rivera. Cabrera didn’t need a trainer, but he wasn’t feeling right.

“That first swing, it looked like he reacted with some pain,” Leyland said. “You could see it in his facial expression. I don’t know what the situation is. I’ll have to go check it. I could tell when he came up the steps he was hurting a little bit.”

The Tigers have a five and a half game lead and Cabrera is the runaway MVP candidate. I don’t see how it would hurt — and I can see all kinds of reasons it would help — to put him on the DL for 15 days and allow him to heal up some before October.

  1. danielponce - Aug 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    but… but…. fantasy

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      hip problems, I asked a few weeks back is this going
      to be a problem, well, it looks like a problem.
      the amount of torque on the swing and a bad hip.

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Relax, Miggy being on the DL won’t prevent you from having him in your fantasies.

      • danielponce - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        as a marlins fan, its only nightmares

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Not gonna happen. Even when he’s out a game he sits in the dugout with his glove. He wants to play. Will to grit or something like that…

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      He’ll be fully enfeebled and on the DL before the week is out.

      Tigers’ dreams of returning to the World Series?

      Crushed. ;)

      • historiophiliac - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM

        Bag it, BloSoxer.

  3. aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    As Mick Jagger sang…

    “What a drag it is getting olddddd…”

    • historiophiliac - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Apparently Gary Player still gets play at his age.

      • aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        You can’t seriously be comparing the physical demands of baseball versus golf.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        I meant you, little cougar cub. ;)

      • aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        I think the shelf life has expired on the Gary Player jokes.

        From now on, I intend to refrain from humor and vulgarity, and be professional, non-combative, and committed to only discussing baseball on a dispassionate, factual, stat-driven basis here.
        ;)

      • historiophiliac - Aug 21, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        Boooo!!!

        /throws like Dempster so I won’t hit you

  4. nbjays - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    And to all the people saying Miggy is better than Albert because Albert is on the downhill slope of age-related decline… better hope Miggy isn’t teetering on the brink.

    • dtownbeatdown - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Teetering on the brink? The guy is teetering on the brink of a 2nd triple crown…in a row.

    • irvin12589 - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Remove your head from your rear nbjays, there isn’t a single MLB player that hasn’t had some sort of stint on the DL at some point. Even on his “hurt” days he is still smacking homeruns of Mariano Rivera

  5. chacochicken - Aug 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    So much baseball power, eldritch energy, supernatural grit, etc simply can’t be contained in a body of simple flesh and bone.

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    The team had better be careful playing him if he has a hip injury. I hear that kind of behavior can get a team sued.

    • fanofevilempire - Aug 21, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      he better stfu and not tweet about the hip either.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        He doesn’t tweet stuff like that.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        No, he is too classy to tweet that he is excited about playing baseball

        http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2011/2/17/1998924/miguel-cabrera-arrested-dui-tigers

  7. romoscollarbone - Aug 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Would you sit if you could see a 2nd consecutive triple crown on the horizon?

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