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Miguel Cabrera to have surgery tomorrow

Oct 28, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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While it was still being speculated about before Game 4, when he appeared to receive his Hank Aaron Award, the Tigers confirmed late last night that Miguel Cabrera will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair his injured groin.

Cabrera laid waste to American League pitching from April through August, but once he suffered his groin injury late that month his production plummeted.  Cabrera hit only one home run in September while posting a .729 OPS, his lowest single month OPS since September 2004 season. He was pretty ineffective in the playoffs too, but he told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he does not regret trying to power through:

“I tried to [play hurt] to take advantage of the chance we had in the playoffs, because with so many good teams you never know when a chance like this will come along. It took me eight or nine years to get back in the playoffs and I wanted to be back there and help the team win.”

Cabrera is still considered the favorite for the MVP award which will be handed out next month.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Oct 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Half a Miggy was still better than a steady diet of Ramon Santiago. Hopefully he’s a 100% bouncy Tigger by spring training.

    • sportsfan18 - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      So do I. He’s the games best hitter. But there are many articles on the web about his weight. One said that at one point he hit 285 lbs which was 100 lbs more than he broke into the big show at when he first began he weighed 185 lbs.

      He’s been around 265 lbs give or take for a while.

      There are articles that quote Jim Leyland about Miggy’s weight too in yrs past.

      Miggy needs to watch his weight more than ever as he’s not getting any younger…

      Miggy has financial reasons as well to watch his weight in a way.

      Miggy is only signed for the next two seasons. Miggy is making $2 million LESS than Prince Fielder is each season too. Prince is signed til like 2019 or 2020 at $24 million a yr.

      Gotta think Miggy will want MORE than what Prince Fielder is making yet his contract isn’t up for two more seasons.

      He has to produce the next two seasons to be in a position to secure one more good contract, although he’ll be 32 yrs old then.

  2. mgv38 - Oct 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM‎

  3. jefftuttlemusic - Oct 28, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Miggy will be back!! Get Well soon Miggy!!!
    Cabrera has his own song!!! The Miggy Mash!!
    Check out the song on youtube!!

  4. joecool16280 - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Still think MLB needs to do away with the delay of handing out season awards.

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