DETROIT (AP) -Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a pulled left quadriceps muscle.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said that Cabrera could be available as a pinch-hitter, but wasn't sure when he would be able to play the field again.
``He could hit, but he can't run, so I don't want to use him,'' Leyland said before the game with Kansas City. ``He had some trouble with it over the winter and it was sore during the spring, but I don't know if he hurt it during the rundown yesterday or what.''
Cabrera was acquired from Florida in an offseason trade and signed a seven-year, $141 million contract extension during spring training.
Brandon Inge, who had been playing center field in place of Curtis Granderson - who has a broken right hand - moved to third, and rookie Clete Thomas started in center.
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