Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will have season-ending surgery after rupturing his left biceps tendon, manager Ron Gardenhire announced on Tuesday after the Tigers' 6-4 loss to the Twins.
"Definitely a big blow for our ballclub and for that young man trying to come back," said Gardenhire. "I feel terrible for him. He feels terrible. We've got to try to help him get through this thing. It's a very sad day for our baseball team. He's a special player and a special person to have around here. It's a blow. I feel terrible."
Miguel Cabrera ruptured his biceps tendon. Season-ending surgery, Ron Gardenhire says.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) 13 de junio de 2018
Cabrera exited in the bottom of the third inning while at the plate at Comerica Park. Cabrera, at the dish for his second at-bat, swung at a 1-1 pitch and immediately dropped the bat and grasped his upper left arm.
"When he left his bat and started walking, he knew it," said Gardenhire. "He felt it pop."
Gardenhire was with Cabrera in the clubhouse when the news came.
Miguel Cabrera left tonight's game with a left bicep tendon strain and is currently undergoing an MRI.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) 13 de junio de 2018
"He feels bad. He feels really bad," Gardenhire said. "He feels like he's letting people down. Here's a guy that's a warrior, goes out there trying to play through -- well, you've seen him. He feels terrible."
Gardenhire said he doesn't know what the timetable is for Cabrera, beyond the fact that he won't play again this season.
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