Cabrera to miss Thursday, Santos headed up
Miguel Cabrera will miss the series finale against the Rays on Thursday to be with his wife in Miami for the birth of their third child.
Cabrera is only expected to be out for a day, rejoining the team in Minnesota. Thanks to MLB’s paternity leave list, they can have someone replace him on the roster for that day. And thanks to that, the Tigers can take care of a depth issue at another spot.
Though the Tigers didn’t announce who would be called up once Cabrera left, manager Jim Leyland said Wednesday afternoon they would have a move. Minutes later, Toledo Blade reporter John Wagner spotted Omir Santos packing his bags and heading out of the Mud Hens clubhouse prior to Wednesday night’s game at Fifth Third Field. He’s headed up, which would allow him to start here Thursday and give Alex Avila his first game out of the starting lineup in three weeks. Considering the Tigers don’t have another off day until Sept. 8, the game off could be huge.