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Miguel Cabrera exits game in second inning with sore ankle

Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 19: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out in the seventh inning during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on August 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 7-5. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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1:40 p.m. EDT update: The Tigers announced that Cabrera is day-to-day with right ankle soreness.


Miguel Cabrera was removed from Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays in the second inning with an injury.

Cabrera wasn’t involved in the play before he departed, but something was bothering him at third base. Manager Jim Leyland and the trainer came out to talk to him, and he was replaced by Ramon Santiago.

His posture suggested his back was bothering him, but Tigers color guy Rod Allen seemed to think it was his ankle. He did appear to be favoring it somewhat while running out a flyball in his first at-bat.

Cabrera is hitting .326 with 31 homers and 105 RBI in 482 at-bats this season. He ranks second in the AL in average, tied for fifth in homers and first in RBI.