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#pounditFriday, July 23, 2021

X-rays negative on Miguel Cabrera’s hand after being hit by pitch

Miguel Cabrera Robert Hernandez

The initial injury news on Miguel Cabrera seems positive.

Cabrera left Saturday’s Detroit Tigers-Toronto Blue Jays game after being hit by a pitch on the hand in the sixth inning. He underwent X-rays on his hand which came up negative, indicating no broken bones.

Even though he did not suffer a break, having full strength in one’s hand is vital to swinging a bat, so the injury could still keep Cabrera out some time until he is healed. That’s bad news for the Tigers offense, which is struggling to score runs early on.

The Tigers were shut out over the first nine innings of their extra innings win on Opening Day, were shut out on Friday, and had yet to score a run in Saturday’s game prior to Cabrera’s exit.

Cabrera had two of the team’s three hits at the time he left — his first hits of the season.

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