Hurt Cabrera with Tigers on road, won't speculate on return

BOSTON (AP) Watching games on TV has been so difficult for injured Miguel Cabrera that the 10-time All-Star decided to join the Detroit Tigers on their 10-game road trip.

The first baseman took some light swings in batting practice Friday at Fenway Park in the next step in his recovery from a strained left calf.

Cabrera declined to speculate when he'll return. The team initially indicated he'll be out until mid-August.

Speaking about the July 3 injury for the first time, Cabrera said he felt like ''somebody shot me from behind'' as he ran to second base in a win over Toronto.

Cabrera still leads the majors with a .350 batting average.

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