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Miguel Cabrera sitting Sunday with right ankle injury

Aug 24, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

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Miguel Cabrera aggravated a lingering right ankle injury Wednesday night on a slide into home plate. He has appeared in — and recorded at least one hit in — every game since, but the issue won’t go away.

According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, the Detroit slugger is sitting out of Sunday’s series finale against the Twins to rest his ailing right ankle.

Don Kelly is at first base and Victor Martinez is serving as the Tigers’ designated hitter in the afternoon game at Minnesota’s Target Field.

Cabrera is currently sporting an .885 OPS, which would be his lowest OPS since 2004.

  1. historiophiliac - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    This is not a surprise, as he was limping yesterday when attempting to “run.” Romine came in to run for him last night. Miggy’s a workhorse, but everyone could use a break. He played in 3 games in 2 days while hurt (and he still isn’t fully healed). His bat wasn’t really key to our success last night either and hopefully Max will Max so we’ll be okay.

  2. Francisco (FC) - Aug 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Jobu in action cur-dog?

    • historiophiliac - Aug 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

      Drinking early, FC?

      • Francisco (FC) - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM

        That’s a message for Cur68. He was talking about Jobu and Rum today.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:22 PM

        Well, apparently, you had too much rum, since it was on the wrong post. he he

        Tell cur I said hello. I miss seeing his comments.

      • Francisco (FC) - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:14 PM

        Sure thing! (We all make mistakes!)

      • historiophiliac - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

        I enjoyed it. :)

  3. Carl Hancock - Aug 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    He’s been battling injuries all year and playing through them for the most part. Just like the last part of last year. Considering his numbers it’s still incredible what he does despite not being 100%.

  4. bajamex - Aug 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Miguel’s injuries remind me of how the bodies of great hitters like Palmeiro, McGwire, Bonds, Sosa, ARod broke as years passed, all with similar injuries or aches in articulations and their backs.

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