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Miguel Cabrera Sustains Lower-Body Injury Tuesday Night

Miguel Cabrera wincing between swings in his final AB last night in a 6-3 loss to the Twins.

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera sustained what could be another injury as he tries to become the first to win baseball’s Triple Crown in consecutive seasons.

Cabrera looked to have aggravated a previous injury according to manager Jim Leyland.  Whether or not the injury is new, Leyland confirmed to the Associated Press following Tuesday night’s game that Cabrera was in pain after his first swing in the ninth inning.

Cabrera,  is hitting .359 with 40 home runs and 120 RBI in 117 games this year. He leads baseball in batting average and RBI, and is 5 homers behind the Orioles’ Chris Davis.  Even if Cabrera doesn’t catch Davis to hoist his second tripple crown in two seasons, I look back at this two year stretch of dominance and am reminded of Bonds years of dominance for the Giants.  Cabrera is scary good at the moment, and injuries may be the only thing that can stop him.

To put this in some perspective, Miguel Cabrera has never been on the DL in his 11 year career.  Chances are this will be fought through, however it will definitely hurt Cabrera’s chance of recapturing a triple crown.  Either way, it is big news when baseball’s big slugger starts wincing, even when it’s a virtual iron man.  We never know when the injury bug is going to hop up and steal one of the games’ best players.  Let’s hope, in this case, that Miggy is okay and we see him get to make an honest run at some history.

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