After starting the season off red hot, Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera is the midst of five-game 0 for 23 slump. In the first five games of the season Cabrera was 8 for 17 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI.
During a day game on April 10th against the Tampa Bay Rays Cabrera was seen grabbing his wrist and wincing after a missed swing. The incident hasn’t received much attention because he stayed in the game, we only know of it because we saw it with our own eyes, but that at-bat coincides with his recent struggles at the plate. In addition to that particular game, Cabrera was also struck in the wrist by a line drive hit by Austin Jackson during batting practice on March 15th and the injury required taping prior to upcoming spring games. The wrist-tweaking swing on April 10th could be the reason Cabrera has looked out of sorts lately, making clumsy and out of character swings. The reigning MLB batting champ doesn’t go through many slumps, hence our suggestion that there could be a reason for his awkwardness at the plate.