Miguel Cabrera returns to Detroit, admits injury rehab process has been tough

Posted: 8:57 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 01:11:36Z

The Tigers were off on Monday night, so Miguel Cabrera rented out Comerica Park to host kids from local children's hospitals.

Of course, sitting out games has become the norm for the Tigers first baseman this season. But not by choice.

"It's hard to be Miguel right now, but I try," Cabrera said with a laugh.

The 35-year-old has been out since rupturing his biceps tendon on June 12.

"I know I have to give it some time to heal, and the most important thing is, I've been feeling good," he said. "I hope I can be 100 percent again."

For the 10th year, the Tigers star hosted his 'Keeping Kids in the Game' event for over 200 kids and families from Children's Hospital and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Cabrera said his injury rehab is working at a slow pace, but he's hopeful he'll be able to do more soon.

"It's really hard to watch the games on TV. It's really hard not being on the field with my teammates," he said. "The season ended to soon for me."

As far as a target date is concerned, Cabrera said he hopes to return by spring training, but he doesn't have a hard date targeted. He reiterated what he said early in the season, that his focus is on returning when he's healthy.

"I need to stay focused mentally, be positive, and try to come back healthy," Cabrera said.