May 25, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (right) is checked on by head trainer Kevin Rand (left) as first coach Omar Vizquel (31) looks on during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers Memorial Day Links: Miguel Cabrera injury update, Andrew Romine's first HR & Corey Knebel confident

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera leaves game with hamstring cramp but he’s OK - Rod Beard, Detroit News

“I feel better,” Cabrera said. “It was a little cramp but they decided to take me out.”

It was a precautionary move, but Ausmus didn’t want to take any chances with Cabrera’s health, especially with the Tigers trailing by 10 runs.

“He said he could stay in. If this was Sept. 19 and an important game and we weren’t down by 10, it would have been a different story,” Ausmus said. “There was no reason to take a risk — might as well just get him out of there.”

Even in the third blowout in four days going against his team, Miggy was none too happy having to leave the game. And that’s one of the things that makes him special.

Detroit Tigers SS Andrew Romine’s first home run comes on father’s birthday – George Sipple, Detroit Free Press

One of the first texts Detroit Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine read after hitting his first career home run in the major leagues on Friday came from his father, Kevin, who played for the Red Sox from 1985-1991.

“It was actually his birthday yesterday,” Andrew Romine said before today’s game against the Rangers at Comerica Park. “I had a text already from him that said, ‘Thanks for the birthday present.’ It was pretty cool.”

Happy belated birthday, Mr. Romine. His son getting his first homer of his career was a rare bright spot in a nightmarish week for the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers prospect Corey Knebel brushes off struggles in major league debut: ‘It’s all in the past’ – James Schmehl, MLive

Knebel’s first line in the majors wasn’t pretty: one inning, three hits, three earned runs, two walks and one strikeout. But when he met with a group of reporters after the game, it was clear his outing was already out of sight and out of mind.

“I came in here and it was a little tough,” Knebel said. “I just have to tell myself not to think about what happened. It’s all in the past. I’ll still come in here tomorrow with a smile on my face.”

Knebel shouldn’t hang his head too far. The Rangers battered seasoned Tigers pitchers (except for Anibal Sanchez) all weekend long. We expect all those pitchers to bounce back, so hopefully the rookie will as well.

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