Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBI in Saturday's 11-5 win over the Pirates.
The Tigers erupted for a five-run first inning and four-run sixth inning off Derek Holland, with Cabrera doing most of his damage in those two frames. The veteran slugger has a .209/.300/.512 slash line with four home runs, six runs and seven RBI through 12 games.
Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Thursday's loss to Kansas City.
Cabrera entered the contest hitting a paltry .091 (2-for-22), but he turned back the clock with a vintage two-homer performance Thursday. His first long ball put Detroit on the board in the first inning, and his second wrapped up the scoring in eighth. The veteran has only four hits on the season, but three of those have left the yard.
Cabrera went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in the Tigers' 6-4 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Michael Lorenzen left a changeup high in the strike zone on a 3-2 count and Cabrera put the ball in the left-field seats, just inside the foul pole. Cabrera was hitless Opening Day, though he did draw a walk. He's batting third as the everyday DH.
Cabrera has gotten into better shape this offseason with the goal of being able to play some first base when the regular season is able to start, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Cabrera reported to camp lighter than he's been the past few seasons, and manager Ron Gardenhire said he was impressed by the veteran's conditioning. Cabrera made 107 appearances as DH in 2019 and played at first in 26 games. The Tigers are unlikely to allow the 37-year-old to play the field extensively this season given his knee issues in recent years.
Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said he has been impressed by Cabrera's bat speed this spring and thinks the veteran can be an "impact" player this season, Will Burchfield of 97.1 The Ticket reports.
Gardenhire said Cabrera's body "wouldn't let him do his thing" last season but added that the 36-year-old looked much better before spring training was suspended. "He's moving well, he looks great, you can tell he feels great," Gardenhire said. "He's eating great. And he's got bat speed he didn't have last year." The veteran Cabrera hit a solid .282/.346/.398 in 2019, but he was only able to provide 12 home runs and 59 RBI in 136 games. He hasn't topped 20 home runs or 100 RBI since 2016, so a huge surge in production this year seems unlikely.
Cabrera said he's lost weight from last season in an effort to take pressure off his knees and stay healthy this year, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera didn't give an exact number for his weight, but noted that he's about the same weight as he was four to five years ago. The 36-year-old has dealt with a variety of injuries the past few seasons, reaching 150 games played just once since 2014. Even if he manages to stay fully healthy in 2020, Cabrera seems unlikely to play that many contests, as the team will be cautious about overworking the veteran.
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.
Cabrera (knee) will sit Tuesday against the Twins.
Cabrera finds himself on the bench for the third straight game as he deals with his latest bout with knee soreness. Brandon Dixon will be the designated hitter in his absence.
Cabrera (knee) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Cabrera was scratched from Saturday's lineup with knee soreness and remains out Sunday. It remains unclear if Cabrera will return to assume his regular role prior to the close of the season, though it's safe to assume the team will take a cautious approach. Christin Stewart will handle the designated hitter duties in his place and bat fifth.
Cabrera was scratched from Saturday's lineup with knee soreness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
There are very few details at this time. At this point in the year -- and given Cabrera's history -- there would seem to be a real chance of a shutdown even if the injury is minor.
Cabrera went 1-for-2 with an RBI before getting lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning of Friday's 10-1 loss to the White Sox.
While Cabrera's power has mostly evaporated this season, his .285 batting average and .350 on-base percentage are solid, and the veteran is also second in the American League with a .380 average with runners in scoring position. However, with the Tigers sitting at 45-108, Cabrera doesn't figure to play every day over the final nine games, and he could exit early like he did Friday when he does start.
Cabrera (knee) returns to the lineup Monday against the Orioles.
The knee issue that forced Cabrera to leave Saturday's game was evidently not particularly serious, as he's back in action following just a one-game absence. He's expected to battle a chronic problem in his right knee for the rest of his career, though, so expect many similar absences in the future. For what it's worth, Cabrera told Jason Beck of MLB.com on Monday that he'll play during the remaining two weeks of the season before consulting with knee specialists over the winter to determine the best course of treatment for his condition.
Cabrera (knee) will sit as expected Sunday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Cabrera left Saturday's game with knee soreness, an extension of the chronic knee problems with which he's expected to deal for the remainder of his career. He was reportedly due for a scheduled day off regardless of the injury Sunday. Christin Stewart will be the designated hitter in his absence.
Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Orioles with right knee soreness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Cabrera has been playing through chronic issues in his right knee, so it's no surprise to see the problem pop up again. He isn't expected to start Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports, though he was due for a scheduled off day regardless of the injury. He's considered day-to-day.
Cabrera is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Cabrera will sit for the second half of Thursday's twin bill after 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in Game 1. Ronny Rodriguez is serving as the designated hitter in his stead.
Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Cabrera has a seven-game hit streak in which he is 12-for-26 with one double and one home run, but he'll receive a breather in the series finale. Jeimer Candelario will serve as the designated hitter while John Hicks (illness) starts at first base.
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