Admit it. When Miguel Cabrera left the All-Star Game with an unknown injury, your first thought was panic. Your second thought may have been "I HATE THE FRIGGEN ALL-STAR GAME." Sub in your choice words for "FRIGGEN" cause that wasn't the one I used either.
Fortunately, it turned out to be more of a precautionary move than anything else. The Fox people reported it as a left-side strain, but Cabrera just called it mild soreness.
MLB.com's Jason Beck wrote:
"It's nothing big," Cabrera said as he left Chase Field. "I'm going to take care of myself and get ready for Friday."
Cabrera had entered the game for the bottom of the fifth inning as a defensive replacement for starting first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. He grounded out to second base in his lone at-bat, ending the top of the sixth inning against former Tiger Jair Jurrjens. He said he felt the soreness during that at-bat on a checked swing.
Cabrera told Beck if this had been a regular-season game he would have stuck it out, but he wanted to play it safe.
So that's a relief.
By the way, Tigers players combined for 0-for-5 (Alex Avila 0-2, Jhonny Peralta 0-2, Cabrera 0-1)
Update: The Free Press reported via Twitter the Tigers will re-evaluate Cabrera Thursday and have more information then.