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Miguel Cabrera leaves game with right groin strain

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 19: First baseman Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts as he hauls in the throw from shortstop Jose Iglesias for the out on Derek Norris #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays to end the seventh inning of a game on April 19, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera was pulled from the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Twins with a right groin strain. Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that the strain was sustained during Robbie Grossman’s single in the sixth inning. The 34-year-old infielder is expected to undergo a full assessment on Saturday.

It’s the second significant setback for Cabrera this year. He sustained a minor back injury during the World Baseball Classic and suffered another bout of back tightness following last Sunday’s game against the Indians. While neither injury should keep him off of the roster on a long-term basis, it’s likely that he’ll see some time on the disabled list while he works back to full strength. Any corresponding roster moves have yet to be determined.

Heading into Friday’s game, Cabrera was batting .226/.339/.434 with three home runs through 62 PA in 2017. He went 3-for-3 against the Twins with three base hits, scoring one run in the Tigers’ 6-3 loss.

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