Surgery set/likely/pending/expected for Cabrera
This much we know: Miguel Cabrera is headed to visit Dr. William Meyers this week. Either surgery is already set, or he’s going to wait for the test results before deciding on surgery on his severe groin strain.
Cabrera indicated to reporters in the media room at Busch Stadium Sunday night that he isn’t sure whether he’ll need surgery: “I don’t know yet. I have to check with the doctor and see what he says, and we’ll go from there.”
However, Cabrera apparently indicated to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that he’s going to have the surgery, reportedly Tuesday.
“I don’t know anything about the operation, I don’t want to know the details, I just hope it heals fast,” Cabrera told him. “I am trusting that the doctors can fix the problem. I have a lot left in me.”
Peter Gammons of MLB Network also reported that Cabrera will have surgery. The Tigers confirmed to various news outlets that he will have surgery.
Bottom line: Expect some news Tuesday or Wednesday that Cabrera opted for surgery.