Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera out for the season and other notes

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers singles in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 3, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers singles in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 3, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

The Detroit Tigers have lost slugger Miguel Cabrera for the rest of the season. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, that news shouldn’t be too shocking. Miggy left the third inning in yesterday’s game against the Twins. Initially, the team reported that it was simply a tendon strain. They later clarified that it was a season-ending injury.

Anthony Fenech, of the Detroit Free Press, writes that the injury is bad no matter what way you look at it.  According to Fenech, it’s also the third worst thing that could have happened to the Detroit Tigers this season, right behind 100+ losses and Michael Fulmer getting hurt again.

Between the rally goose and the state of the American League Central, the Tigers have had a fun and strange season.  Evan Woodbery, of MLive.com, writes that Miggy’s injury is going to make 2018 even stranger than its already been. Skipper Ron Gardenhire confirmed that John Hicks will get the bulk of playing time at first base in Miggy’s absence.

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Max Bultman, of the Athletic, writes that the Tigers need to move on swiftly from Miggy’s injury.  At least for this season, with Miggy no longer the focal point of the 2018 team. He’s not on the team this season and the Tigers need to focus on the rebuild.

Cabrera is in the third year of his eight-year deal with the Detroit Tigers.  It’s a $248 million deal that expires following the 2023 season and if the Tigers wish to buyout it’ll cost them $8 million. Miggy Cabrera will be 36 when he returns to the diamond. He’s been plagued by injuries the last couple of seasons and any hope that he returns to his old form may have gone out of the door yesterday.

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