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As the Tigers traveled to Houston to start a series with the Astros, the team got good news about slugger Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left bicep strain on Sunday, has what doctors say is ‘mild strain’ and could be back in the lineup sooner than later.
Manager AJ Hinch was encouraged by the news on Cabrera.
“It’s been confirmed that he’s got a mild strain in the belly of his biceps,” Hinch said Monday.
“We don’t feel like it’s major, but we feel like he’s going to need a little bit of rest and some therapy in order to get himself back ramped up, and we’ll see how long that takes. Hopefully, it’s the shortest amount (of time) possible.”
The 37-year-old Cabrera started the 2021 campaign on the right foot, hitting a two-run homer off last year’s Cy Young award winner Shane Bieber in an Opening Day win over Cleveland.
Since then, Cabrera has struggled, hitting just .125 in the seven games he’s played to this point.
Following Monday’s win in Houston, the Tigers sit two games under .500 at 4-6.