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Miguel Cabrera back in Tigers’ lineup Monday

Sep 23, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

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Miguel Cabrera left Saturday’s game after aggravating a groin injury and sat out yesterday’s game, but Chris Iott of reports that he’s back in the lineup at third base tonight against the Twins.

Cabrera has been banged up for quite some time now, so it’s just a matter of pain tolerance. The Tigers need a win tonight and an Indians loss to wrap up the American League Central, so look for him to get some extra rest once that happens. It’s clear he’ll be going into the postseason at well under 100 percent, but 50 percent of Miggy is better than most mere mortals. The Tigers will take their chances with that.

While Cabrera is back in the starting lineup tonight, Jose Iglesias is still absent. The 23-year-old shortstop hasn’t played since he suffered a left hand contusion as the result of being hit by a pitch last Thursday.

  1. steelers88 - Sep 23, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    I don’t understand why the Tigers are playing Cabrera with 6 games left. I would rest him for the rest of the Regular season.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 23, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      Nobody asked you. We need to clinch first.

      Also, the Indians are not playing today, so we can’t clinch tonight. Another win tomorrow and/or an Indians loss then would do it.

      • historiophiliac - Sep 24, 2013 at 7:40 AM

        Sigh. Or, both to clinch it. 😦

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