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|Subject: Pitchers taking BP; Miggy working out at third Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:53 am|| |
Pitchers taking BP; Miggy working out at third
By Jason Beck / MLB.com | 10/11/11 9:05 PM ET
DETROIT -- With the World Series starting next week, the Tigers continued their preparations of potential moves in National League parks, whether in St. Louis or Milwaukee. Miguel Cabrera took another round of ground balls at third base, while pitchers took early batting practice before the full squad hit on the field.
At this point, third base doesn't appear to be a consideration for Cabrera anytime before that. Victor Martinez has a bruised big toe suffered on a foul tip at the end of the regular season that is believed to be still bothering him. Moreover, the only reason for the Tigers to shift would be to ensure Martinez is in the lineup to protect Cabrera.
To date, Martinez's presence hasn't made a tremendous impact in that regard. Cabrera entered Game 3 of the American League Championship Series having walked seven times, four of them intentional.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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