Cabrera takes batting practice, could return to Tigers soon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera could be activated from the disabled list this weekend by the Detroit Tigers after taking batting practice and running the bases Tuesday.

Cabrera, a two-time American League MVP, has not played since July 3, when he suffered a strained left calf while running the bases against Toronto. He was placed on the disabled list the next day for the first time in his career.

Cabrera, 32, was hitting .350 with 15 home runs, 54 RBIs and a .456 on-base percentage in 77 games. The Tigers were 40-39 before Cabrera was injured, but went 14-19 without him.

Cabrera took batting practice for the first time since the injury, hitting off left-hander Tom Gorzelanny.

"I want to play," Cabrera said. "Right now, if it was me, I'd play tonight. It's not my decision now. Let's see how it feels tomorrow and we can say something tomorrow."