Cabrera went 2-for-2 with two walks, a home run and two RBI in Friday's 9-8 win over the Mets. Cabrera's batting a robust .306 with a .381 on-base percentage, but this was just the second home run of the season for the veteran. His .387 slugging percentage would be a career worst, though Cabrera certainly seems to be seeing the ball well and could start to string together some extra-base hits. He had a .448 slugging percentage last year before getting shut down with a biceps injury.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Athletics. Cabrera had half of his team's hits as the Tigers once again looked anemic offensively. The 36-year-old has mostly done his part with a .290 batting average through 42 games, though his lack of power has been troublesome. Cabrera has just one home run so far, and his .361 slugging percentage would be the lowest of his 15-year MLB career.
Cabrera (knee) will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter and bat cleanup Thursday against the Athletics, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Cabrera was held out of the lineup in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Tigers while he dealt with some knee soreness, but the issue was never viewed as a serious concern. The Tigers could limit Cabrera's duties at first base for the next few days until the soreness fully subsides, but the injury shouldn't impact him as much at the plate as a DH. Cabrera is batting .283 in May but continues to show little power with only one extra-base hit (a double) in 13 games this month.
Cabrera (knee) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Cabrera exited Tuesday's game with some knee soreness, and while the issue isn't thought to be anything overly serious, it will force the veteran slugger to miss at least one game. Niko Goodrum is starting at first base in his absence, with Brandon Dixon getting the nod at DH. Cabrera should be considered day-to-day.
Cabrera was ejected from Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins in the bottom of the first inning, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. He finished 0-for-1. Cabrera, who started at designated hitter, grounded out to end the top of the first inning, then was tossed from the dugout in the bottom of the frame, presumably for arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire. It was the 10th ejection of Cabrera's 15-year-career. The veteran is slashing .286/.348/.350 this season with just one home run and 14 RBI through 37 games.
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