Tigers' Cabrera to have surgery

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Updated: 10/28/2013 2:53 pm

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will reportedly undergo surgery for a groin injury.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that Cabrera would be visiting a doctor in the next couple of days, but the paper later cited a team spokesperson as saying the slugger will soon have an operation.

Cabrera was hurt for most of the month of September and was clearly hampered by the injury during the postseason. He batted just .262 in 11 games and had only two homers with seven runs batted in as the Tigers lost to Boston in the American League Championship Series.

After winning the Triple Crown in 2012, Cabrera again won the AL batting title this season with an MLB-best average of .348. His 44 homers and 137 RBI were second to Baltimore's Chris Davis, who had 53 home runs and 138 RBI.

Cabrera's power numbers declined in the final month due to the injury, as he hit just one homer and drove in only seven runs in September.

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