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Cabrera, Maybin Named AL Co-Players of the Week

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named American League Co-Players of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 record last week.

Maybin, who made his season debut on May 16 after recovering from left wrist and right shoulder injuries, hit .600/.652/.750 with one home run, five RBIs and four stolen bases in his first six games back on the field.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named American League Co-Players of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 record last week.

Maybin, who made his season debut on May 16 after recovering from left wrist and right shoulder injuries, hit .600/.652/.750 with one home run, five RBIs and four stolen bases in his first six games back on the field.

Video: TB@DET: Maybin opens the scoring with a solo home run

Maybin began his career with the Tigers as a 20-year-old prospect in 2007, but was one of several players traded to the Marlins for Cabrera. Now 29 and in his 10th Major League season, he's back with the Tigers and looking to help push the club out of fourth place in the AL Central.

"I think it's a little different now playing with [Maybin] than when I did, gosh, nine years ago," right-hander Justin Verlander said. "He's established himself a bit more. I think he feels more comfortable around the clubhouse. He feels more comfortable expressing his opinions, going up to whoever and saying, 'Let's go.' I think he's added a great spark to this team."

Cabrera, who garnered his 14th weekly award, continues to be one of the game's most dominant hitters. He hit .500/.538/1.000 with three homers and six RBIs last week.

He was 3-for-3 with a homer on Sunday before exiting the series finale against the Rays with a bruise on his left knee and is listed as day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener against the Phillies.

"He got hit right on a nerve, and it sent a little pain from his knee down his leg," manager Brad Ausmus said after the game.

Tweet from @tigers: Cameron Maybin & @MiguelCabrera were honored tonight for being named AL Co-Players of the Week earlier this season. pic.twitter.com/cRJFiAVz96

 

Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera, Cameron Maybin