Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon Tuesday night, an injury that will sideline the Detroit Tigers slugger for the rest of the season.
The two-time AL most valuable player will have surgery this week, the Tigers said. Cabrera, playing his 12th game since missing 26 with a hamstring strain, exited in the third inning and underwent an MRI during the game against the Minnesota Twins.
Cabrera missed three games earlier this season with spasms in his left biceps.
Troy Tulowitzki getting closer
It’s likely to be more than a year between Troy Tulowitzki’s appearances in a major league game, but the injured shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays says he’s getting there.
“I can honestly say for the first time in a while I feel like I’m headed in the right direction,” Tulowitzki, 33, said Tuesday before the Blue Jays’ game at Tampa Bay.
Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star, had surgery April 2 to remove bone spurs from both heels. He’s just getting back to taking ground balls, hitting and starting to run in the outfield. He last appeared in a game on July 28, 2017, but did not elect to have the surgery until this year.
The Texas Rangers signed their top five draft picks, including first-round selection Cole Winn of Orange Lutheran High. The right-handed pitcher got a $3.15-million signing bonus. ... The Minnesota Twins signed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle and designated utility infielder Gregorio Petit for assignment.