Cabrera Says He's Not 100% Healthy
Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 12:00am
(MINNEAPOLIS) - Reigning American League MVP Miguel Cabrera says he has yet to fully recover from a groin tear that plagued him at the end of 2013. Speaking to USA Today, the Detroit Tigers slugger says there are times when he feels good, but there are always muscles that are tightening and muscles that are not functioning properly. It's part of the process. Cabrera has posted strong first-half numbers despite the lingering ailments, hitting .306 with 75 RBI's. But his 14 home runs at the break are down from past years. By comparison, he had 30 at this point of the season in 2013. Cabrera said recovery from an injury is also the reason why teammate Justin Verlander has struggled to an 8-8 record and a 4.88 ERA in the first half. The right-hander had core muscle surgery in January following a groin injury.