(WXYZ) - Detroit Tigers' slugger Miguel Cabrera is expected to need 6 to 8 weeks of rehabilitation after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle.
The procedure was performed Tuesday morning in Philadelphia by Dr. Bill Meyers.
A statement from the Tigers says Cabrera is expected to be ready for Spring Training for the 2014 season.
The Tigers third baseman had a Grade 1 and 2 tear in his groin, suffered against the White Sox late in the season.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed the injury last Monday. He said Cabrera would be requiring surgery soon.
Cabrera hit .348 this season with 44 home runs and 137 RBI. He won his third straight batting title.