Miguel Cabrera has been one of the best right-handed hitters of the last decade and a half. During the course of his career, he has accumulated 70.5 fWAR with 465 home runs and a career OPS of .946 which is pretty insane. However, in recent years, age and some nagging injuries here and there have reined in his usual dominance.
However, 2018 had seen him start to look like the Miggy of old as he was batting over .300, accumulated 0.8 fWAR, and had a wRC+ of 128. These weren’t the power numbers and overall production that we were all used to seeing from Cabrera in his prime, but he was still a very good player and producing at the plate.
That came to a crashing halt when after a swing, Miguel immediately dropped his bat and grabbed his arm. He was pulled from the game with what was described at the time as a biceps strain. Unfortunately, the news after the game turned out to be far worse than that.
As it turns out, Cabrera ruptured his biceps tendon and will miss the rest of the 2018 after he undergoes surgery to repair it. At the age of 35, we simply don’t have a lot of years left to get to enjoy Miggy on the field and for a Tigers team that is kinda-sorta hanging around in the AL Central race, this is a big blow.
During the 2018 season, Cabrera has slashed .301/.394/.451 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 37 games with the Tigers.