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Aug 29 (The Sports Xchange) - Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is considered day to day with an abdomen injury, the team announced.

Cabrera left Thursday's game against the Oakland A's in the bottom of the fifth inning after being thrown out at second base trying to stretch a single into a double.

Cabrera is having another MVP-caliber season, with a line of .359/.450/.683 with 43 home runs and a league-leading 130 RBI.

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Hoping to continue their push toward the playoffs, the Baltimore Orioles made revocable waiver claims for Michael Morse and Josh Willingham and are also kicking the tires on recently released left-handed hitter Jason Kubel.

That doesn't guarantee the Orioles will acquire any or all of the players. A trade for a veteran must be completed by 11:59 on Aug. 31 in order for that player to be eligible for a postseason roster.

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The Cleveland Indians activated right-hander Brett Myers from the 60-day disabled list and then released him on Thursday.

Myers has not pitched since April after suffering an elbow injury.

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The San Diego Padres pulled third baseman Chase Headley off revocable waivers after an unidentified team claimed him, reported Thursday.

That means Headley will remain with the Padres for the remainder of the season. The Padres are expected to attempt to sign him to a long-term contract during the off-season.

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Philadelphia Phillies right-handed pitcher Gustavo Armas, Detroit Tigers shortstop Moises Bello and Chicago White Sox catcher Nicholas Parent were each suspended 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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