Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera dealing with bone spur in ankle

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Miguel Cabrera aggravates ankle injury, bone spur source of problem
Monday September 8th, 2014

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has a bone spur in his right ankle, but the team doesn’t know if he will need offseason surgery.

Cabrera, who has won the American League Most Valuable Player award each of the past two seasons, has been battling ankle issues for most of the year. He aggravated the ankle scoring from first on a double in Detroit's 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Cabrera left the game in the seventh inning and did not return.

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed it’s a bone spur that is giving Cabrera issues. 

“That’s what’s causing the irritation,” Ausmus said, according to the Detroit News. “Not spurs, I would say just one. That was the consensus. But whether it’s rest that will help the irritation go down or whether at some time he’s going to need surgery, we don’t know that yet.”

Cabrera is batting .310 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI this season for Detroit, which was two games behind the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central entering Monday.

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