The first place Detroit Tigers are currently going to battle with the team who helped them make a splash during the off-season — the Texas Rangers. Not only are the Tigers taking a beating (12-4) on the scoreboard, but two key pieces to their active roster have left today’s game.
According to George Sipple on Twitter, former Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was removed from the game against the Rangers with a right hamstring cramp. As of right now Cabrera is considered day-to-day but it isn’t believed to be serious enough to land him on the disabled list.
Detroit was trailing Texas by a whopping 10 runs so you could consider this a great move on their behalf even though fans would have liked for them to attempt a comeback. Expect Cabrera to be back in the starting lineup on either Monday or Tuesday.
Now, with the Tigers trailing by a large amount of runs and losing first baseman Miguel Cabrera, things couldn’t get any worse, right?
During the eighth inning of the ballgame, pitcher Joba Chamberlain rushed to first base to cover a ground ball and ended up injuring himself.
According to Evan Grant, Chamberlain was removed from the ballgame and he even managed to throw in a little ‘Star Wars’ reference.
Chamberlain reportedly suffered a bruised right ankle on the play and is also listed day-to-day for Detroit.