Latest Update Miguel Cabrera could sit for a stretch of games Sun Aug, 31, 12:56 AM
An elite pure hitter, he has fantastic plate coverage that lets him hit for huge power and superb averages. Is patient at the plate and a highly consistent run producer.
Flaws: : Is not a top-end glove man and is a bit limited defensively. Doesn't have a lot of speed. Can get moody and a little surly at times. Has had off-field issues in the past.
Cabrera left the second game of the doubleheader after twisting his ankle and the Tigers want to make sure they give him ample time to heal. He's considered day-to-day with the injury, but Ausmus feels that a stretch of games off will do much better things for Cabrera, and not just with regard to his ankle. The general wear-and-tear is obviously taking a toll on the slugger and a series of games off just might result in a better Miggy down the stretch.Analyst: Howard Bender
Miggy was clearly in pain as he left the batter's box, and manager Brad Asmus quickly lifted him from the game. Nick Castellanos took over at third, with Don Kelly moving from the hot corner to replace Cabrera at first. Cabrera has not been hitting like a triple crown winner this season, and may now have to take some time off to get healthy. Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Miggy played in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday, but sat out Sunday's game with a minor ankle injury. The Tigers wanted to play it safe and have an off day on Monday, so he will get two full days of rest before returning to the lineup on Tuesday.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Cabrera has been dealing with a sore ankle, so manager Brad Ausmus is going to give him the day off Sunday, despite a six-game hitting streak. Don Kelly will fill in at first base.Analyst: Howard Bender