Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera to DL with left calf strain


The Detroit Tigers announced the expected on Independence Day morning — Miguel Cabrera will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a grade three left calf strain. It is the first time in his 13-year career that he will spent time on the DL.

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The team will be promoting Jefry Marte from Toledo to add infield depth. Expect Andrew Romine and Alex Avila to see time there as well.

Cabrera injured himself running between first and second base in Friday night’s 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and was removed from the game. He received an MRI and Brad Ausmus stated after the game that he was “not optimistic” that Miggy would avoid the disabled list.

The Tigers have announced that it is likely a six week recovery time for this injury.

Everyone recovers from these types of injuries and a lot depends on the severity.

From About Health:

"The length of time needed for healing a calf strain depends on the severity of the injury. A typical grade I calf strain will heal in 7 to 10 days, a grade II injury within about 4 to 6 weeks, and a grade III calf strain within about 3 months. The most common injury is a grade II calf strain that takes about 6 weeks for complete healing."

This almost certainly means that Miguel Cabrera will miss the All-Star Game if voted in to start at first base, which seems likely. That could be an advantage to the Tigers if it is a less severe injury. The Tigers have one more full week of games before hitting the All-Star break in a week they play only three games.

So, everyone is hoping for the best because without Cabrera’s bat in the lineup for an extended period of time, well let’s just say it would be even tougher to catch the first place Kansas City Royals.

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