July 21, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers third basemen Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Cabrera leaves Tigers-White Sox game with sore hip flexor

Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox after suffering a leg injury in the fifth inning.

To be more exact, CBS Sports’ baseball writer Mike Axisa reports on what the Tigers officially call a sore left hip flexor. Or more generally known as the skeletal muscles that help pull the knee forward. He’s currently listed as day-to-day.

Cabrera left Monday night’s game with a sore left hip flexor, the Tigers announced. The reigning AL MVP walked off the field gingerly with the trainer with one out in the fifth. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

The Associated Press gives more of a description on what exactly happened with the Tigers’ third baseman that made him leave the game.

Cabrera appeared to slow up when he was scoring on a two-run single by Victor Martinez. He came out to play third base in the bottom half of the inning, however, and seemed fine before leaving the field with trainer Kevin Rand after Paul Konerko’s one-out fly out to right field.

The 10-year veteran from Venezuela currently leads all of the MLB in batting average (.359), hits (134), and RBIs (96). He is currently second in home runs with 31, six shy of Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis.

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