DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera certainly gave the Tigers and their fans a scare on Friday night. The All-Star third baseman advanced to third base on a single from Prince Fielder in the eighth inning of a 4-2 win over the White Sox and started holding his right ankle.
Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand and manager Jim Leyland immediately went out to check on Cabrera, who took a minute to walk it off. He remained in the game but was thrown out and tagged on the feet while sliding into home and walked back to the dugout gingerly.
The cause of the injury wasn't evident, as Cabrera didn't slide into third or stumble on his way to the base. But he finished the game and said he was fine afterward.
That was the case before Saturday's game as well.
"He's fine," Leyland said. "I'm not really sure what he did. He just twisted it a little bit or something. But he's fine."
Beyond the assurances of Leyland and Cabrera, the biggest indicator of the third baseman's health was that he was penciled into the starting lineup at third base instead of serving as the designated hitter.