September 7th, 2010

Cabrera leaves again with bad left shoulder

For the second time in a week, Miguel
Cabrera’s ailing left shoulder knocked the Tigers slugger out of a game. He
left Tuesday’s contest against the White Sox after six innings with a
recurrence of the bicep tendinitis in his left shoulder.

Cabrera admitted before the game that his left shoulder
was still bothering him and that he was playing through it. He feels it when he
swings, but had been dealing with it the last few days. The Tigers had a 6-1 lead
when Cabrera left, but that’s rarely a big enough lead for manager Jim Leyland
to take out his leading hitter, even as a precaution.

Cabrera left last Wednesday’s game at Minnesota with the
same issue. He missed last Friday’s series opener at Kansas City before
returning to action Saturday. Though the Tigers had an impressive late-inning
comeback against the Royals without him, any extended loss for Cabrera would
understandably be devastating for Detroit.

Cabrera, who went 0-for-2 with an intentional walk
Tuesday, is listed as day-to-day.


Tuesday: Tigers vs. White Sox

Pretty much a regular lineup for the Tigers. Avila is 1-for-5 off Freddy Garcia, but Laird is still out — and he’s 1-for-15 off Garcia anyway. Raburn is 1-for-9 off Garcia, too.

  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Rhymes, 2B
  3. Damon, DH
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Kelly, LF
  6. Boesch, RF
  7. Peralta, SS
  8. Inge, 3B
  9. Avila, C
P: Justin Verlander
  1. Juan Pierre, LF
  2. Omar Vizquel, 2B
  3. Alex Rios, CF
  4. Manny Ramirez, DH
  5. Mark Teahen, 3B
  6. Carlos Quentin, RF
  7. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  8. Mark Kotsay, 1B
  9. Alexei Ramirez, SS
P: Freddy Garcia