The Tigers have activated star slugger Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day DL, as Jason Beck of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Detroit designated infielder Pete Kozma for assignment to clear a roster spot.
A hamstring injury had shelved Cabrera since early this month. He’ll look to pick up where he left off. Through his first 108 plate appearances of the year, the veteran posted a .323/.407/.516 slash.
The 30-year-old Kozma had appeared at short, second, and third in his 15 games of action this year. He managed just seven hits and a walk in 41 plate appearances. The light-hitting utilityman owns a career .212/.277/.286 slash in 781 trips to the plate at the MLB level.
In other roster news, the club recalled righty Zac Reininger. He’ll take the place of lefty Ryan Carpenter, who hit the DL yesterday.
Miggy is the core…
He was…. He’s not a good fit for what the Tigers are trying to do. Worse, he doesn’t want to be there.
Cabrera often can’t even make it thru 9 innings anymore. Every other game he has to exit with a stiff this or tightness in that. Possibly the worst contract extension in baseball history.