Miguel Cabrera’s season is over.
Tigers supervisor Ron Gardenhire introduced after a 6-4 loss to the Twins on Tuesday evening that Cabrera suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon whereas swinging at a pitch from Jake Odorizzi within the third inning. Gardenhire mentioned the injury would require surgical procedure.
Cabrera instantly dropped his bat and motioned to the dugout that one thing was flawed. He walked down the steps and teammates knew that one thing was terribly flawed with a participant who has performed via ache repeatedly through the years.
Cabrera first injured his the biceps on April 29 and missed three video games. Then he went on the disabled checklist with a proper hamstring pressure.
“Definitely a big blow for our ballclub and that young man,” Gardenhire mentioned of Cabrera. “He’s been trying to come back and I feel terrible for him. He feels terrible. We gotta try and help him get through this thing. Very sad day for our baseball team though. He’s a special player, a special person to have around here. That’s a blow. I feel terrible when I saw him do that.”
Gardenhire mentioned catcher John Hicks, who stuffed in admirably when Cabrera was on the DL, will get the majority of the taking part in time at first base.
Grayson Greiner, who was referred to as up on Tuesday from Triple-A Toledo, will stay with the Tigers because the backup catcher to James McCann. Gardenhire introduced that Ronny Rodriguez will probably be referred to as up from the Mud Hens.
“You can’t replace a guy like that,” McCann mentioned of Cabrera. “What he brings to the table, as a hitter in our lineup, but also as just a veteran in the clubhouse. You can’t replace it. Hicks did a good job early in the year, stepping in and filling his void. But, you’re talking about season-long void. It’s different than just a couple weeks.”
Cabrera, 35, batted .299 with 11 doubles, three residence runs and 22 RBIs this season.
“It’s been a rough go for him and I know how hard he worked this off-season to get his body right,” McCann mentioned, pointing to how Cabrera battled again from again points that bothered him final season. “He came into camp in extremely good shape. You can’t help but feel bad for the guy.”
McCann mentioned it was apparent from the best way Cabrera reacted after the swing that he was severely injured.
“You watch a player and they don’t even pick up the bat and they walk to the dugout? They know something’s wrong,” McCann mentioned. “They’re not fighting to stay in the game, especially a guy like that? You know how they compete and a guy like that, not even trying to stay in the game, you know it is bad.”
Nicholas Castellanos, who has stepped up as a frontrunner within the clubhouse this season, tried to do this within the aftermath of the Cabrera information.
“What is there to do now but just continue to look forward and move forward,” Castellanos mentioned. “Everybody’s gotta step up.”
Castellanos mentioned after the third inning he ran up and noticed Cabrera within the coach’s room and “he kind of had his bicep bent.”
“He said he felt a pop,” Castellanos mentioned. “That was pretty much all I got.”
Castellanos mentioned the clubhouse was “somber” for a short time after studying that Cabrera would want season-ending surgical procedure.
Gardenhire addressed the gamers, Castellanos mentioned, and instructed the them to win on Wednesday. With that, Castellanos mentioned he turned music on within the clubhouse so the gamers might strive to transfer previous the most recent loss.
“Now we gotta step up, myself included,” Castellanos mentioned. “Everybody. Everybody has to do their part to pick up the slack. And you know, it starts tomorrow.”
Nobody on the roster can change Cabrera, who gained the Triple Crown in 2012 and AL MVP in 2012-2013.
John Hicks, 28, will probably be requested to accomplish that for the foreseeable future. He went 1-for-Three with a stroll and a run scored on Tuesday. He’s batting .285 with eight doubles, 5 residence runs and 22 RBIs in 42 video games.
“If (Hicks) does how he did last time, we’re not going to have any complaints,” Castellanos mentioned. “He had a lot of big hits and drove in a lot of runs. And the more he played over there, the more sure-handed he got at first. We all got a lot of confidence in Hicksy stepping up and doing the job.”
Castellanos, who’s batting .316 after going Zero-for-Four with a stroll on Tuesday, acknowledged there’s now extra to do assist the crew overcome a participant like Cabrera.
“Now it’s just more being kind of the voice and making sure everybody else is feeling good and no one is down,” Castellanos mentioned. “No one is questioning themselves and all people goes out doing their factor. That’s all actually I can do. It began with going and placing music on within the clubhouse after that recreation at this time. We misplaced. We obtained one other one tomorrow.
“Sulking and being in a nasty temper and dwelling on what occurred ain’t going to assist.”