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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera done for 2018 season with ruptured biceps tendon

Former two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera is done for the season.

During Tuesday night’s loss to the Minnesota Twins (MIN 6, DET 4), Cabrera suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon while taking a swing in the third inning. He will undergo season-ending surgery, the Detroit Tigers announced.

The contract is a big deal. Here’s one opinion on the issue:
Tigers still owe Miguel Cabrera a ton of money, but even with
the injury his contract isn’t as awful as you think

The beginning of the end came after the 2014 ALDS sweep at the hands of the Orioles. The Tigers went 74-87 the following season, dead last in the AL Central. Dave Dombrowski was let go in August of 2015, and Al Avila became acting GM. After a decent 2016 season, the Tigers finally tanked in 2017, going 64-98 and making a few rebuilding moves, including dealing Justin Verlander at the deadline. They simply didn’t have the depth or the leverage to handle a reload instead of a rebuild.

Then there’s the final point, and this might be the most important: Cabrera has had exactly one bad season with the Tigers, including this season. 2017 was an abject catastrophe. People were rightfully questioning if Cabrera was done. He hit .249/.329/.399 in 2017, all career-lows outside of his rookie season in 2003. His 16 homers were also his lowest number since being a rookie.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:10 PM | 70 comment(s)
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