Aug 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) is knocked down by an inside pitch during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. New York won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Cabrera does backward somersault to avoid inside pitch (GIF)

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Dellin Betances goes somewhat high and a little tight against Miguel Cabrera and Miggy, let’s be honest, kind of overreacts.

That pitch wasn’t tight enough that Cabrera needed to break out the gymnastics. Turning away from it would have been plenty. He didn’t need to go full-on Mary Lou Retton.

The Romanian judge only gives Miggy a 6.0. Didn’t quite stick the landing. Work on that technique Miggy. You look a little bit like a big fat baseball player doing a somersault.

The somersault won’t be replacing the bat flip as a signature post-pitch move any time soon. Yasiel Puig isn’t going to start somersaulting instead of bat flipping when he hits his home runs. Although that would be pretty funny.

Miggy isn’t exactly as spry as Puig so there could be a DL trip coming. I’d be very shocked if everything was still in its proper place for Miggy after the somersault. Something must have gotten wrenched or jarred.

You don’t move that much bulk in that many directions without something getting yanked out of place. It’s simple physics. Miggy will need a trip to the chiropractor at the very least.

You know what’s great for the back? Swimming in the East River. According to Kramer, at least.

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