Tigers fans are holding their collective breaths in hoping that slugger Miguel Cabrera was not seriously hurt during Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game.
Fox Sports Detroit reported that Cabrera felt a “twinge” in his side during his only at-bat of the game. However, the Detroit Free Press said Cabrera contacted the Tigers’ PR department and told them he was fine and was taken out of the game as a precaution.
This is why many fans dread all-star games: the fear of losing your top player to an injury for a meaningless exhibition. It appears the Tigers have avoided a serious blow to their AL Central title hopes if Cabrera is indeed not seriously injured. Cabrera suffered a high ankle sprain last year which forced him to miss the final weeks of the season.
Cabrera leads the Tigers with 18 home runs and 59 RBI to go along with his .311 batting average.