...but believe it or not, this is not actually a worst-case scenario. Consider it a Grade 1 broken face. Or, as the Detroit Free Press reports, "a non-displaced fracture below his right eye."
The injury occurred on this play, when a rocket off the bat of Hunter Pence took a high hop and caught Cabrera on the cheek — a scary scene, but Miggy's sunglasses offered at least some level of protection.
"You could see the imprint of ball on glasses," said Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski.
That was really a wicked bounce, so let's not assume that another fielder would have avoided injury. According to Buster Olney, Cabrera's vision is fine and he "fully expects" to play on opening day. No significant pain reported, although Cabrera did require stitches. He'll miss "at least one week" of Grapefruit League play, per the Free Press.
Yes, you're still drafting Cabrera at or near the top of the first round. But no, I'm not committing to Cabrera with the No. 1 overall pick in Tuesday's Friends & Family draft, in case you care.