Cabrera was replaced at first base by Nick Goodrum, and it didn’t take long for the bad news about Cabrera to emerge. MLive’s Evan Woodbery reported that Cabrera has a ruptured biceps tendon and will undergo season-ending surgery.
Miguel Cabrera has a ruptured tendon in his bicep. He will undergo season-ending surgery.
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’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.
Update on Cabrera: With all the treatment and PT he's doing, he's been experiencing soreness in his hips and back. That's delaying his recovery, obviously
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.
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.
Miguel Cabrera knew he was a triple short of hitting for the cycle, he said. "But I don't got the speed to do that," he said.
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.
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.
“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.
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.