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https://www.mlb.com/news/miguel-cabrera-strains-left-bicep-on-swing/c-280959150

 

By Tyler Fenwick MLB.com
10:47 PM ET
DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera exited Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Twins in the bottom of the third inning while at the plate at Comerica Park. Cabrera, at the dish for his second at-bat, swung at a 1-1 pitch and immediately dropped the bat and grasped his left arm around the elbow and biceps area. The slugger was diagnosed with a left biceps tendon strain. 

Head athletic trainer Doug Teter and manager Ron Gardenhire left the Tigers' dugout to meet Cabrera, who was already walking toward them. They paused briefly before continuing down the steps to the clubhouse.

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Cabrera exited a game against the Orioles on April 29 this season with a left biceps spasm.

This had been a relatively healthy and successful season for Cabrera until he went to the disabled list on May 4 with a right hamstring strain. He returned to the Tigers' lineup on June 1 and had played in every game since.

Niko Goodrum finished the at-bat as a pinch-hitter and struck out. The strikeout was charged to Cabrera.

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Grenier or Espinal coming up?  I can see Hicks getting the majority of AB’s at 1B

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His body isn't meant to last long.  He was never in good shape as a Tiger.  Some people are built like Cabrera...some people are built like Mike Trout.  One body can last longer than the other.  It's just the way he is built.

5 more years of this?  He is going to look worse than VMart in a few years.  I'm guessing he plays less than 200 games in what is left of his MLB career.  He had a great run for 6 or 7 years as a Tiger, won 4 batting titles, but it's tough to see how he comes back being the player he was for those years.

 

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7 hours ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Per: Channel 7. 

 

Having surgery.  

Were they televising the surgery?

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7 hours ago, gmoney said:

His body isn't meant to last long.  He was never in good shape as a Tiger.  Some people are built like Cabrera...some people are built like Mike Trout.  One body can last longer than the other.  It's just the way he is built.

5 more years of this?  He is going to look worse than VMart in a few years.  I'm guessing he plays less than 200 games in what is left of his MLB career.  He had a great run for 6 or 7 years as a Tiger, won 4 batting titles, but it's tough to see how he comes back being the player he was for those years.

 

7 more years of this.   7.    After this season they'll still owe him $214 million.      Ouch.  

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2 minutes ago, Motor City Sonics said:

Time for Nick to be a first baseman and get Christin Stewart up here.   

Stewart has cooled down this month.  I'm not sure now is the time to call him up if he has defense to work on yet.

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7 hours ago, Tenacious D said:

Grenier or Espinal coming up?  I can see Hicks getting the majority of AB’s at 1B

Ronny Rodriguez comes up, at least for the time being.  By the time they move Liriano, Iglesias, and possibly Fulmer at the deadline, we'll be looking at an AAA team for August & September.

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30 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

Ronny Rodriguez comes up, at least for the time being.  By the time they move Liriano, Iglesias, and possibly Fulmer at the deadline, we'll be looking at an AAA team for August & September.

Which will make everyone happy.   The tankers and those that want to see how the kids do.

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44 minutes ago, Motor City Sonics said:

7 more years of this.   7.    After this season they'll still owe him $214 million.      Ouch.  

You gotta go easy on Vic and Miggy. That $214 mil still owed Miggy ain’t what it used to be. Recent and projected inflation rate YOY in Venezuala per statista.com below.

In all seriousness, I am guessing VM and Miggy are primery US residents?

Inflation rate compared to previous year
2012 21.07%
2013 43.53%
2014 57.31%
2015 111.8%
2016 254.39%
2017* 1,087.53%
2018* 13,864.59%
2019* 12,874.63%
2020* 12,874.63%

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I would hope that the Tiger’s brass is standing at Miggy’s side as the anesthesia wears off post surgery. After informing him the surgery was a succes the next words out their mouths should be that barring an emergency or a required off-day for another player, first base is a thing of the past. 

At this point the trainers escort Miggie to the training room to review a predetermined program that will have him prepared to shed 10 years in six months!

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Miggy has 5 more years and $162M remaining on his deal. I don't think the 24 and 25 option years will kick in. 

19 $30M

20 $30M

21 $30M

22 $32M

23 $32M

24 $30M (but only guaranteed if Top 10 MVP in 2023 - otherwise $8M buyout)

25 $30M (but only guaranteed if Top 10 MVP in 2024 - no buyout)

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4 minutes ago, RatkoVarda said:

Miggy has 5 more years and $162M remaining on his deal. I don't think the 24 and 25 option years will kick in. 

19 $30M

20 $30M

21 $30M

22 $32M

23 $32M

24 $30M (but only guaranteed if Top 10 MVP in 2023 - otherwise $8M buyout)

25 $30M (but only guaranteed if Top 10 MVP in 2024 - no buyout)

Yup.  Essentially this is a 5 year $162M deal after this season.  Still absurdly ridiculous, but at least out from under the obligation after 2023.

Once the initial shock of this injury wears off, does this season really change much at all for the Tigers?

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Make no mistake about it, Cabrera's 3 HRs and 22 RBIs can be replaced.    They won't miss him as much as many people think.

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1 minute ago, roarintiger1 said:

Make no mistake about it, Cabrera's 3 HRs and 22 RBIs can be replaced.    They won't miss him as much as many people think.

This team is better than you think it is.

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28 minutes ago, Casimir said:

Once the initial shock of this injury wears off, does this season really change much at all for the Tigers?

Very best case they were going to finish in 2nd place with 78 wins. Worst case was 100 losses. Still don't think that will happen but a repeat of last year's nosedive is very likely.

FWIW I think they now hold onto Victor for his "leadership" as Miggy is out, which is sure to enrage lots of people.

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Never thought the Yankees were going to get more out of ARod's last contract than we are going to get out of Cabrera's.

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The Tigers have recently had six players who were, or were about to be, incredibly highly paid. (this could be seven, but I hardly count price as a tiger) 

Kept: Cabrera 

Martinez

Zimmermann 

Lost: Verlander 

Scherzer 

Martinez 

Hmmm. I feel like something went wrong 

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I remain hopeful and will only "woe are the Tigers" AFTER next year so depending on his production all next year after coming off injury.

Have to realistic though and not expect much, but I am still hopeful that he comes back next year ready to go.

There are a bunch of ways this can go, but I see 2 outcomes.  

1.  He does not take his therapy seriously, does not try to get in shape, becomes fat and lazy and hits .250 with 15 HR and 70 RBI the rest of his career.

2.  Something lights a fire under him and he does not want the legacy to be that and he comes back and continues to be a .300 hitter with 20+ HR every year and sniffing 100 RBI the rest of the way.

Even the 2nd scenario is not worth the contract, at least right now, but by then that production MAY be getting close to 25 mil anyway.

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6 minutes ago, pyrotigers said:

The Tigers have recently had six players who were, or were about to be, incredibly highly paid. (this could be seven, but I hardly count price as a tiger) 

Kept: Cabrera 

Martinez

Zimmermann 

Lost: Verlander 

Scherzer 

Martinez 

Hmmm. I feel like something went wrong 

The timing of the contracts is the missing piece here.  It is not like they were all up for a deal at the same time.  We got rid of the guys who had high payrolls who could get us something back and did not sign the guys about to be highly paid because we were in rebuild mode when they came up for contract.

The only exception is Miggy and Scherzer, but they offered Scherzer 180+ mil which I thought was a decent offer anyway.

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The worst part is that he will take up a roster spot all those years.  Think about how everyone on here dislikes VMart being on the roster.  That is what Miggy will be...at least until his annual trip to the DL.

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