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Miguel Cabrera says he’s ‘very close’ to returning to Tigers’ lineup

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The Detroit Tigers find themselves just 4.5 games back in the AL Central despite their below average play during the early part of the season, and their lineup should be getting a major boost in the near future.

Miguel Cabrera, who has not played since May 4 because of a hamstring injury, told reporters on Tuesday that he is “very close” to returning to the Tigers’ lineup, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. When asked exactly how close, Cabrera said “days.”

Cabrera is no longer experiencing pain in his strained hamstring, but he has been dealing with soreness as he works through conditioning and agility drills. He only took batting practice on Tuesday after doing more the day before.

“I have to go easy today,” Cabrera said Tuesday. “I have to rest my legs. It’s about conditioning right now. I have to see how I feel in the morning and then do some conditioning work again. Then we will see after that. Hopefully I can play. But we have to be careful.”

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire still says there is “no timetable” for Cabrera’s return, and the All-Star first baseman needs to prove his body can respond well to conditioning. If he does that, he could be ready for Detroit’s series against the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend.

Cabrera certainly isn’t the fastest guy, which he reminded us of when he roasted himself after nearly hitting for the cycle earlier this season. Still, he needs to get to the point where he is not experiencing soreness just from going through drills.

Miguel Cabrera experiencing soreness during physical therapy

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Miguel Cabrera’s return for the Detroit Tigers will be delayed.

Cabrera was not activated from the 10-day disabled list on Monday despite being eligible. Miggy was placed on the DL with a hamstring injury on May 4. While doing his physical therapy, the Tigers first baseman has experienced soreness in his hips and back, according to The Detroit News’ Chris McCosky.

Those issues have prevented Cabrera from doing any running or baseball activities so far.

Cabrera was limited to 130 games last season with back problems and was determined to have a big season. Though he’s hit well when healthy, injuries have been costing him games.

10 MLB veterans still making a huge impact

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Major League Baseball gets a lot of attention for its young stars. The likes of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Manny Machado, and Carlos Correa are all under the age of 30 and look like they’ll be successful for years and years to come.

It may be a young man’s game, but there remains plenty of room for the old guard. There are a number of players who have been in the league for a decade or more and are well over the age of 30 who are still performing at a very high level. Here are 10 of those grizzled veterans who are making huge contributions in 2018.

1) Bartolo Colon, Rangers

There is no way a list like this could exist without the magic that is Big Sexy. Colon turns 45 later this month and it doesn’t seem to matter at all. Beloved by his teammates and fans as well, it’s not even really a joke — Colon is pitching really, really well. He has a 3.29 ERA, a WHIP of 0.83, and took a perfect game into the 8th in April against one of the best-hitting lineups in baseball in the Houston Astros. Oh, and he was born during the Nixon Administration. If that’s not getting it done at an advanced age, nothing is.

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Miguel Cabrera placed on DL with hamstring injury

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Miguel Cabrera continues to have problems staying healthy.

The Detroit Tigers placed Cabrera on the 10-day DL Friday with a right hamstring strain. Cabrera suffered the injury on Thursday against the Royals.

The timing of the injury has to be frustrating for the Tigers given that Cabrera had just returned from missing a few games with a biceps strain.

Cabrera entered the season with a mission to have a big year after being hampered by a back injury last season. Though he’s hit the ball well when healthy, he keeps being sidelines by injuries.

In 26 games this year, Cabrera is batting .323 with nine doubles and three home runs.

Miguel Cabrera roasts himself over lack of speed after near-cycle

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The triple is always the hardest leg of the cycle, and Miguel Cabrera knows it.

The Detroit Tigers slugger had maybe his best performance of the 2018 season so far when he collected a single, a homer, and a double in his first three plate appearances against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Though the Tigers went on to win the game by the final of 8-5, Cabrera unfortunately lined out and drew an intentional walk in his final two at-bats of the evening.

After the game, the former AL MVP said that he knew he was a triple shy of the cycle but joked that he didn’t have the speed for it, per Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.

Indeed, the 35-year-old Cabrera hasn’t hit a triple since the 2016 season and hasn’t even stolen a base since April 10, 2015. Given his recent misadventures on the basepaths as well, it’s probably good that Miggy knows his limitations.

Miguel Cabrera exits Tigers game with hip tightness after falling

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Miguel Cabrera left Thursday’s Detroit Tigers game against the White Sox with hip flexor tightness after falling on the bases.

Cabrera singled in the top of the first inning but fell after rounding first and was seen limping. He stayed in the game for another inning before being replaced.

The Tigers said the slugger had hip flexor tightness.

Cabrera has played well for the rebuilding Tigers this season. He’s batting .318 with a .991 OPS. Cabrera was looking to stay healthy this season after being plagued by a back injury all last year.

Report: Miguel Cabrera determined to have big bounce-back season

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Last year, Miguel Cabrera took an L, but this year he wants to bounce back.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Friday that the Detroit Tigers slugger is said to be “determined” to have a “big bounce-back season” in 2018.

Cabrera, who will turn 35 in April, was limited to 130 games last season due to a multitude of injuries, most notably to his back. The result was perhaps his worst season as a professional — a career-low .249/.329/.399 slash line to go along with just 16 home runs and 60 RBIs. The two-time American League MVP also snapped a streak of seven consecutive All-Star selections.

Cabrera is still owed a colossal $184 million over the next six seasons. As such, this determination to return to form is definitely a welcome development in Detroit, even if he may be dealing with injury issues for the rest of his career.

Miguel Cabrera asks for media to be banned from paternity suit hearing

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Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to appear in court for a paternity hearing next month, and the Detroit Tigers star is asking a judge to prevent the media from getting a front-row seat to it.

Evan Woodberry of MLive.com reports that Cabrera’s attorneys have asked a judge to close the Feb. 12 paternity hearing proceedings due to Cabrera’s notoriety and the involvement of children. A ruling is expected in the near future.

“The media has an interest in reporting about these proceedings,” Cabrera’s attorney said. “In fact, multiple articles have been written and posted by various news media outlets. The father believes it is in the best interests of the parties and the minor children to minimize opportunities for the media to continue to report about this matter.”

Cabrera asked for a paternity test after 35-year-old Belkis Mariela Rodriguez accused the slugger of cutting off his child support payments to her for two children he allegedly fathered. The children were born in 2013 and 2015 outside of Cabrera’s marriage of 15 years to another woman, and Cabrera is listed as the father on the birth certificate for both. Cabrera’s attorneys are arguing that Rodriguez is looking for a big payday even after Cabrera was generous enough to buy her a house in Orlando.

Cabrera also has three children with his wife Rosangel, who filed for divorce last year but later withdrew the petition. The 34-year-old first baseman made $28 million in each of the past two seasons and is set to earn $30 million a season over the next four years. He has earned $216 million thus far in his playing career.

Woman sues Miguel Cabrera seeking more child support

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A woman has sued Miguel Cabrera over increased child support payments she is seeking for the two children she shares with the Detroit Tigers slugger.

The Detroit News shares details of the lawsuit, which they say was filed in August. The woman has custody of two children, born in 2013 and 2015, outside of Cabrera’s marriage of 15 years to another woman.

Cabrera allegedly is paying the Florida woman $6,200 in monthly child support and also bought her a nearly $1 million home earlier this year. She says he cut his child support payments to her, leading her to seek as much as $100,000 monthly.

Cabrera reportedly responded by asking for paternity tests for the two children and is accusing the woman of extortion.

Cabrera, 34, made $28 million this season and last season. He is set to earn $30 million a season over the next four years and has earned $216 million thus far in his playing career.

Miguel Cabrera leaves game with back issue

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Miguel Cabrera continues to have issues with his back.

The Detroit Tigers first baseman left Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins after experiencing issues with his back early in the game.

Cabrera singled in the bottom of the first but was not moving well around the bases, according to the Detroit News’ Chris McCosky.

Cabrera was replaced by Efren Navarro before the top of the second inning. The 34-year-old has played in 129 games this season, which is his second-lowest total since joining the Tigers. Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus recently said he feared Cabrera’s back problems could be chronic.