The Tigers received some very rewarding news this morning.
Third basemen Miguel Cabrera has been cleared to return to baseball action on Tuesday.
Miguel will be going through conditioning drills today while the team is in Kissimmee, FL for a game against the Houston Astros. He will then resume baseball activities on Wednesday, a team spokesmen said.
Cabrera missed a week of baseball after being hit underneath his right eye with a hard ground ball off the bat of Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence. The gash required 8 stitches to repair, while causing a minor break to his orbital bone as well.
Miguel talked to reporters on Monday and said that he watched the replay multiple times to see if it was something he had done wrong for the bad hop to occur.
“I wanted to see if I did something wrong so it doesn’t happen again,” Miguel said. “But I had nothing to do with that ball. I was in good position.”
Leyland joked on Monday that Miguel could of done one thing differently.
“He did do something wrong,” Leyland said. “He didn’t get the (bleep) out of the way.”
It was uncertain if Miguel would be able to start Opening Day against the RedSox but, with this rewarding news, there is no question Miguel will be in the lineup come April 5th in Detroit.