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Miguel Cabrera limps off the field after an awkward slide into second base

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

Even Miguel Cabrera's own body might not be able to keep up with his torrid offense pace.

In a scary sight for the Detroit Tigers and their fans, Cabrera limped off the field in the fifth inning of Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics. He slid awkwardly into the second base, trying to stretch a single into a double. Cabrera sat on the field in pain before getting up and carefully walking off the field, his hand on his left hip. He left the game afterward.

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It looked as if Cabrera re-aggravated the hip flexor injury that's been bugging him for the past month. He left a game in late July with a hurt hip after running the bases too. He missed a handful of games after that, but didn't go to the disabled list. Tender hip and all, he's been as dangerous as ever at the plate lately. Since Aug. 14, he's hit six homers and driven in 19 runs while hitting .322/.394/.678.

UPDATE: The Tigers are saying the trouble is in Cabrera's abdomen. FYI: He had an abdominal injury recently too.

UPDATE II: After the game Cabrera said you can expect to see him in the lineup on Friday. ''I'm OK. I'll play — don't worry," he said.

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