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Storylines: Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on DL with groin injury

The Tigers suffered a critical blow with the loss of Miguel Cabrera for an extended period of time due to a groin injury. That and all the other news and notes from around baseball on Saturday...

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- The Detroit Tigers already had an uphill battle to fight in the AL Central with practically everyone saying the Cleveland Indians would dominate the division in 2017.  Things are about to get tougher for the Tigers as they are going to be without their best player for the foreseeable future.  All-star slugger Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the 10-day DL with a right groin strain per a team announcement. The slugger reportedly injured his groin during Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins. He underwent tests with an MRI but the results are not known yet. The Tigers admittedly are unsure of what the timetable for his recovery is. While it is key he gets back sooner than later, it is also important they don’t rush him back. If he tries to come back while still bothered by his groin, it would most likely affect his batting and the Tigers can’t have him producing poor at-bats. The Tigers are expected to use Alex Avila at first base primarily while having James McCann share catching duties with minor league catcher John Hicks. The Tigers best option is to just stay afloat for right now and tread water until they can get Cabrera back to full speed.

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- The Toronto Blue Jays have taken another injury to their lineup. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 10-day DL due to a right hamstring strain per the Associated Press. The Blue Jays will have to turn to Ryan Goins and Darwin Barney to man the fort at short. While both are solid defensive players, they lack the offensive firepower that Tulowitzki possesses.

- Another name has joined the pursuit of a potential Miami Marlins purchase. Hall of fame pitcher Tom Glavine has joined the fray as he has become part of a group headed by Tagg Romney and put in a bid to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria. Loria has reportedly put the Marlins up for sale and a lot of big names have already been connected to the franchise. Just a few days ago Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush joined the bidding for the franchise.


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