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Miguel Cabrera placed on the 10-day DL

This injury appears to be unrelated to his Sunday exit

Tampa Bay Rays v Detroit Tigers Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was showing signs of arm discomfort through all his at-bats in Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. However after exiting the game early, he was subsequently diagnosed with a right hamstring strain. Effective Friday afternoon, he has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.

It’s obvious the arm tightness that was responsible for his early exit on Sunday is still a concern, however this new injury adds additional worry for the Tigers. He has already sat out three games as a precautionary measure for the arm complaints, and the Tigers cannot risk him exacerbating two injuries by letting him continue to play. A trip to the disabled list is a smart precautionary move for the team, letting Cabrera heal before sending him back out to play.

In a corresponding move, the Tigers have recalled catcher Grayson Greiner from Triple-A Toledo to serve as backup catcher to James McCann, and giving manager Ron Gardenhire the freedom to use John Hicks at first without fear of losing his only catching option.