Maybe his back is sore from all of the pressure for a repeat performance from last year’s Triple Crown season. But whatever the case may be, Miguel Cabrera said that he is currently dealing with a sore back after Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
According to the Detroit News, Manager Jim Leyland said this is defense of Cabrera,
Guys get sore backs once in a while. Flying on airplanes, in different beds on the road, then back home in your own bed. That does happen from time to time.
Miguel Cabrera said that he first felt the soreness during batting practice, and that it persisted throughout Tuesday’s game, which eventually led to Ramon Santiago replacing him in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Miguel is currently 5 home runs behind Baltimore’s Chris Davis for the most in the league. Cabrera also has a .368 BA and 85 RBIs through 82 games this season.
Who knows how long this soreness can last? Although he seems pretty confident that he will return in time for tonight’s game. Cabrera said this yesterday when asked about playing on Wednesday,
Hopefully it’s not a big deal and I can come in tomorrow, do treatment and be ready to play.