- Associated Press - Thursday, August 23, 2012

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera has left Detroit’s game Thursday against Toronto in the second inning with right ankle soreness.

The slugging third baseman appeared to grimace as he rounded first after flying out to right field in the first, but he went out to his position to start the second. After the second out of the inning — a routine popup to first baseman Prince Fielder — Tigers manager Jim Leyland and a trainer went out to check on Cabrera.

Cabrera then walked off the field and was replaced at third by Ramon Santiago.

Cabrera is hitting .326 with 31 home runs and 105 RBIs and has worked his way into the MVP discussion. He hasn’t missed a game this year.

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