Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the White Sox. Cabrera took Chicago starter Ross Detwiler deep in the first inning for his 12th home run of the season and the 477th of his storied career. The 36-year-old was lifted later in the game for a pinch hitter, which was a recurring theme down the stretch as the team managed his balky knee. Cabrera has said he won't have offseason surgery but will focus on weight loss and fitness in an attempt to take some pressure of his knee next year.
Cabrera is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo homer during the matinee but will take a seat for the nightcap. Christin Stewart will serve as Detroit's designated hitter Saturday night.
Cabrera does not plan on having knee surgery this offseason but will focus on losing weight heading into 2020, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Cabrera has been playing through a chronic knee issue for a good stretch of the year, though his offseason will likely include platelet-rich plasma treatment as opposed to surgery. The veteran also plans on trimming down from his current playing weight of 249 pounds in an effort to take a little pressure off of his lower half. Cabrera has a solid .282 average this season but has only hit 10 home runs in 133 games, with his balky knee perhaps inhibiting some of his power.
Cabrera (knee) returns to the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Cabrera has battled a chronic knee issue throughout the season, as he's expected to do for the remainder of his career. He's back in action following a three-game absence Wednesday, batting third as the designated hitter.
Cabrera (knee) is expected to rejoin the starting lineup Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Cabrera is out for a third straight game Tuesday, though he's set to take batting practice to test out the issue before hopefully returning to action Wednesday. There are no plans to shut the veteran slugger down. Cabrera is expected to see a specialist following the season, per McCosky, and while surgery doesn't appear to be an option, Cabrera expected to be given some sort of treatment plan.
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