Is Miguel Cabrera injured?

by billfer on April 25, 2009 · 4 comments

in 2009 Season,Injuries

Something is amiss with Miguel Cabrera’s left wrist. He hasn’t swung the bat well this week, and there may be a injury related explanation. After a poor at-bat Fox Sports Detroit camera’s zoomed into the dugout and saw Cabrera inspecting and massaging the wrist after removing the tape. He ended up with another at-bat in the game that saw Kevin Rand come out and visit. The at-bat culminated when Cabrera grounded out to short (it was a nifty play by Tony Pena Jr.) and it appeared the didn’t follow through in the way he typically does. Jeff Larish came into the blow-out to play defense in the 9th.

An injured Cabrera would be a tremendous hole in the middle of the lineup. He played through a hamstring injury the early part of last year, but it seems that if he is hurting it would be prudent to give him a couple days to rest up.

 
 

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Ryan P. April 25, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Lovely.

David April 25, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Yea that would suck BIG time. Still not sure, they haven’t formally said anything I assume. The middle of our lineup is struggling as it is. Granderson hasn’t sucked, but hasn’t been what I hoped. Same with Polanco. Ordonez has sucked so far, but at least not as bad as his terrible spring. Although I did get to see him snap his 0-13 with that bomb.

To me it looks as if Guillen is hurting. I mean you could expect some slight dip in slugging% possibly…. But to me he just doesn’t look right. He is just rolling over on some balls.

We’ve got to be thankful that Inge and Laird are mashing. Santiago/Anderson/Everett have done well with the stick. And that besides Verlander (at times) many of our pitchers have done as well or better than I assume most gave them credit for coming in.

To have Jackson and Gals pitch the way they have been is pretty cool.

Rick G April 26, 2009 at 7:36 am

And yet Leyland has both Cabrera and Guillen batting in the ninth inning of a game when they have an 8 run lead.

Hopefully at least one of them will get today off before the big big weekday series with the Yankees.

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