26 August 2012
The lineups have been announced for the Detroit Tigersâ€™ Sunday matinee versus the Los Angeles Angels and Miguel Cabreraâ€™s name is missing for the first time all year. MLiveâ€™s Chris Iott makes the announcement:
Cabrera is not in the starting lineup for the game today against the Los Angeles Angels. He has started each of the first 126 games this season, but he has been battling a right ankle injury that forced him out of the game early Thursday.
The ankle must not have affected him too much at the plate â€“ he had two extra base hits and a 1.000 OPS in two games as the teamâ€™s DH â€“ but he wasnâ€™t healthy enough to play in the field, and the team could really use Miguel Cabrera at 100% down the stretch.
With Cabrera out of the lineup, Delmon Young will shift back to DH, and Jeff Baker will remain at the hot corner. Andy Dirks will start in the outfield and bat third.
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