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Tigers cautious with Miguel Cabrera

Updated: March 26, 2012, 10:28 AM ET
Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. -- While Miguel Cabrera says he is ready to rejoin the Tigers' lineup, Detroit wants to go slowly and wait for doctors to give their OK.

The third baseman broke a bone below his right eye Monday when struck by a bad-hop grounder off the bat of Philadelphia's Hunter Pence, an injury that left a bloody gash requiring eight stitches.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland applauded Cabrera's desire to return.

"Miguel wants to play but we are going to be following doctor's ...

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