Miguel Cabrera leaves Thursday’s game in fifth inning with abdomen injury
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera left Thursday’s game in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics.
According to MLB.com, Cabrera looked like he hurt his leg sliding into second base, but according to the Tigers, Cabrera left the game because of discomfort in his abdomen. He is listed as day to day.
Cabrera hit a ball to the to the right-center gap and tried to stretch the hit into a double. Cabrera slid into second base and grabbed his knee after the play. Tigers manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers athletic trainer met Cabrera at second. He left the game on his own power.
According to ESPN.com, Cabrera has been battling an abdomen injury since late July and was sidelined for a few games with the injury. Cabrera has also battled a strained groin and hip. He has also been playing with a leg injury.
Cabrera is currently leading the American League with a .357 batting average and 130 runs batted in. He has 43 home runs, which is four away from leader Chris Davis. Cabrera is looking to win back-to-back Triple Crown awards this season after winning the crown last year.