"They saw what was on the film and they will send it. Give it to another person and have it checked on as well so we can all decide where to go from there," said Manager Ron Gardenhire after the team's 10: 5 defeat to the Braves. "That's about all we have right now about him."
Miguel Cabrera in the undergrowth before a game against the Braves at SunTrust Park on Friday night. (Photo: Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports)
Cabrera has been suffering from pain in his right knee for some time. He played on the pain three weeks ago and was repeatedly seen after games last week with an ice pack on his knee.
The tigers seeking a second opinion are not an encouraging sign that he will shun the 10-day deadline list, though Gardenhire has stopped calling him an IL candidate.
"Send it to another person, let that guy look at it and decide," he said. "You need to get more opinions on an MRI and that's all we do here. Let's see another who delves a bit deeper into these kinds of things, and then they'll say which way we go and then we'll find out. I have no idea how it will end until we hear about it. "
36-year-old Cabrera hits home 0.224 in 54 games this season with two home runs and 22 RBI. Including this year, it will be owed $ 154 million and $ 2,024 million more by 2023.
"On the plate, most of the time on the plate," Cabrera said Friday about the injury. "I have not spent much of my legs in the last three games, so it's time to recover and see what happens."
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