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Cabrera Injured

It just keeps getting worse and worse.

Three-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera was lifted after the second inning on Thursday with a right oblique problem, and the slugger's status is day-to-day.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the Marlins lost, 11-3, to the Mets at Dolphin Stadium that Cabrera's chances of playing on Friday night are "50-50."

The team is reporting the injury as a stiff right torso, with Cabrera calling it an oblique injury.

A competitor, Cabrera says that he is hoping to play in the series opener against the Nationals on Friday. Odds are that the 24-year-old will be given enough time to rest.

Let's face it, when Cabrera bunts to move a runner from second to third in the first inning of the game, something is wrong.  Oblique injuries can be next to nothing or can persist all season long.  With any luck, and the Marlins haven't had much so far, the case will be the former.

I seriously doubt that Cabrera will be in the starting lineup today.  It wouldn't make sense to take a chance on furthering the injury of an impact player.

If the injury bug keeps biting the team, this is going to be a very long season.