The Detroit Tigers are playing the Toronto Blue Jays in an afternoon tilt at Comerica Park. They are in a tight race for the AL wild-card spots, and also still have a shot at the AL Central title; they stand just two games behind the Chicago White Sox coming into Thursday's action.
That's why this report from ESPN's Steve Berthiaume could put a chill into the heart of any Tigers fan:
CABRERA LEAVES GAME: #Tigers trainer & Jim Leyland out to 3B. Something suddenly wrong with Miguel Cabrera, who may have tweaked a knee.
The injury apparently happened in the second inning, but The play-by-play of that inning doesn't even indicate Cabrera was involved in any play that could have caused an injury:
That's all the information that's available now; we'll await further news on this possible wrench in Detroit's postseason ambitions.
UPDATE... here's what actually happened:
UPDATE:— MLB (@MLB) August 23, 2012
@tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera left today's game with right ankle soreness. He is day-to-day.
Not as bad, perhaps, but still concerning.