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Detroit Tigers place designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (biceps) on IL

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Aug 30, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (24) looks on from the dugout in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers placed Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left biceps strain.

The move is retroactive to Saturday for the 39-year-old designated hitter and first baseman.

Cabrera is batting .256 with four homers and 37 RBIs in 102 games in his 20th year in the majors.

The 12-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP has 506 career homers and 3,079 hits.

In a corresponding transaction, Detroit selected the contract of Triple-A slugger Josh Lester ahead of Sunday’s series finale with the visiting Kansas City Royals.

Lester, 28, has played 723 games over seven seasons in the minors since the Tigers drafted him in the 13th round in 2015. The inflelder has not yet made his MLB debut.

Lester is batting .243 with 25 homers, 35 doubles and 82 RBIs in 125 games this season with Toledo.

To make room for him on the 40-man roster, outfielder Austin Meadows was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

–Field Level Media