Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.
Cabrera will receive the afternoon off on getaway day while he remains mired in an 0-for-27 slump that has dropped his batting average to .098 on the season. The 38-year-old is striking out at a career-worst 32.8 percent clip, and his Statcast-measured .150 expected batting average suggests fantasy managers shouldn't bank on a major turnaround even if his .108 BABIP climbs from its current level.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Cabrera got the scoring started with a solo home run off of Lucas Giolito in the first inning, giving the veteran two long balls this season. The former superstar is still batting just .171 and recently missed some time due to a biceps strain, but he should still play most days for the Tigers as long as he stays healthy -- which is no guarantee at this point in his career.
Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Royals.
Cabrera went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the lineup Sunday, but the veteran looked more comfortable in his second game back. He had previously missed two weeks with a strained biceps, and the Tigers will likely find him some rest days in the near future to help preserve his body across the full season.
The Tigers activated Cabrera (biceps) from the 10-day injured list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. He'll start at first base and bat third in Sunday's game against the Royals.
After missing two weeks with the strained left biceps, Cabrera demonstrated enough progress over the last few days to gain clearance to rejoin the lineup. Though he'll be manning first base in his first game back from the IL, Cabrera is expected to see the bulk of his starts at designated hitter moving forward. Prior to being shut down with the injury, the 38-year-old slashed .125/.222/.292 with one home run in 27 plate appearances.
Cabrera (biceps) will be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Royals, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Cabrera has been sidelined since April 11 due to a left biceps strain, but he'll be available for Sunday's series finale against Kansas City. The 38-year-old will presumably reclaim his spot in the starting lineup going forward despite slashing .125/.222/.292 with a home run, three RBI and four strikeouts to begin the season. Zack Short was sent down by the Tigers in a corresponding move.
Cabrera (biceps) won't be activated from the injured list Saturday but could return for Sunday's game against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera has been on the 10-day injured list since April 11 due to a left biceps strain, but the team was hoping he'd be able to return over the weekend. While he won't be available for Saturday's matchup, manager A.J. Hinch didn't rule Cabrera out for Sunday's series finale. Prior to his absence, Cabrera slashed .125/.222/.292 with a home run and three RBI in seven games.
Cabrera (biceps) took live batting practice Friday and could be activated from the injured list Saturday or Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The 38-year-old has been taking batting practice throughout the week, but he's now on the cusp of being activated after facing live pitching. Cabrera was struggling to begin the season with a .514 OPS through seven games before landing on the injured list with a biceps injury.
Cabrera (biceps) took part in batting practice on the field Thursday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Cabrera took batting practice in the cage earlier in the week, and he appeared to be swinging freely while hitting on the field Thursday. Although Cabrera isn't expected to face a lengthy absence due to his mild left biceps strain, a clear timetable for his return isn't yet known. Wilson Ramos and Jeimer Candelario should continue to fill in at designated hitter in his absence.
Cabrera (biceps) may be able to take live batting practice by the end of the week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
He is taking batting practice in the cage Tuesday, and it sounds like Cabrera won't be able to return until early next week at the earliest. In the meantime, Renato Nunez will serve as the primary designated hitter.
Cabrera (biceps) won't return during the Tigers' upcoming series against the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera isn't expected to face a particularly long absence, and manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday that the 37-year-old has been taking groundballs and hitting in the cage in recent days. He's expected to progress to full batting practice next week, but Cabrera won't return to game action until Friday at the earliest.
Cabrera doesn't have anything worse than a mild strain in his left bicep and may not need anything more than a minimum-length stay on the injured list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera landed on the 10-day injured list Sunday and didn't initially have a clear timeline, but it appears as though he's avoided a particularly serious injury. He'll be eligible to return April 21 against the Pirates.
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Cabrera (biceps) is without a clear timeline for a return from the 10-day injured list, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Cabrera was moved to the IL earlier Sunday with a left biceps strain, an injury that previously bothered the veteran during the 2016 and 2018 seasons. While Cabrera isn't believed to be dealing with a ruptured tendon -- which sidelined him for a large portion of 2018 -- the Tigers will still send him for more tests Sunday in order to ascertain the extent of his injury. Renato Nunez was called up from the Tigers' alternate site in a corresponding move, and he's expected to serve as the primary replacement for Cabrera at first base or designated hitter.
The Tigers placed Cabrera on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left biceps strain, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Cabrera had gotten off to a poor 3-for-24 start to the season at the plate, but he wasn't known to be dealing with an arm injury until he was placed on the IL prior to Sunday's series finale in Cleveland. The 37-year-old notably missed extensive time in 2018 with a ruptured left biceps tendon, so it's somewhat troubling that he's dealing with a related injury, albeit one of lesser severity. The Tigers selected the contract of Renato Nunez from the alternate site to fill Cabrera's spot on the active roster, and Nunez could be in store for regular work at either first base or designated hitter while the two-time MVP is on the shelf.
Cabrera (cramps) will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter and bat cleanup Monday against the Twins.
After he experienced cramping in Saturday's 5-2 win over Cleveland, Cabrera was held out of the lineup Sunday in the series finale, though manager A.J. Hinch suggested that the veteran would have likely been held out for maintenance purposes regardless of his health. In any case, Cabrera seems to be fully recovered following the day off, so he'll slot back into his familiar spot in the heart of the Detroit lineup as the Tigers open a three-game set with Minnesota.
Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale with Cleveland after he developed cramps in Saturday's 5-2 win, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The Tigers are presumably just exercising some caution with Cabrera, who will most likely be back in the lineup for Monday's series opener versus the Twins. Robbie Grossman will serve as Detroit's designated hitter Sunday, while Harold Castro picks up the start at first base.
Cabrera will serve as the designated hitter and bat fourth in Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Cabrera started at first base in Thursday's season opener and popped a home run, but he'll shift to DH for the second game as the Tigers look to keep him fresh. The 37-year-old is seemingly going to play the field at least a few times a week this season, though it remains to be seen exactly what the split will be between first base and DH.
Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 3-2 win over Cleveland.
Cabrera started at first base during Thursday's season opener and put the Tigers on the board with the first home run of MLB's 2021 regular season. The 37-year-old served exclusively as the designated hitter in 2020 but expressed a desire to play the field more this year. While Cabrera is unlikely to see extensive time at first base, he could pick up fantasy eligibility there in most leagues around the end of April.
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said that Cabrera will start at first base in Thursday's season opener versus Cleveland, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
After being bothered by knee issues early on during the 2019 campaign, Cabrera transitioned from first base to designated hitter in mid-July of that season. Cabrera returned to full health in 2020, but the Tigers still elected to use him exclusively as a designated hitter in an effort to keep him fresh for the entire season. Though that plan worked well, Cabrera expressed a desire this spring to see more work in the field this year, and Hinch seems prepared to honor that request. Woodbery speculates that Cabrera is unlikely to play the field more than once or twice per week, but that still could be enough for him to qualify at first base in many fantasy leagues by the end of April.
Cabrera 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.
Cabrera has had a fairly quiet spring, as this was just his second home run and he's batting .225 with a .650 OPS. However, the most important thing is that the 37-year-old appears to be healthy heading into the regular season. Cabrera will likely be the Tigers' designated hitter most days, but new manager A.J. Hinch has said he's committed to playing the veteran at first base one or two times per week.
Cabrera has impressed manager A.J. Hinch with his play at first base this spring, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Hinch has said he wants to play Cabrera at first at least one or two times per week, and the veteran has looked up to the task so far, The manager said Cabrera is "arguably the best first baseman we have," but even if that's true, the Tigers will still likely limit his time there to keep the 37-year-old fresh. Jeimer Candelario is expected to see the bulk of the time at first, and Renato Nunez could be in the mix too if he makes the team.
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