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Bumpy night: Miggy, Pedey among stars hurt

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Baseball is a game of attrition, and as the season's third week comes to a close, the nicks, cuts and bruises are already starting to pile up.

Friday's action across the Majors featured several potential additions to the disabled list, and several returns from it as well. Below is a roundup of the latest notable injury news from around the league:

Baseball is a game of attrition, and as the season's third week comes to a close, the nicks, cuts and bruises are already starting to pile up.

Friday's action across the Majors featured several potential additions to the disabled list, and several returns from it as well. Below is a roundup of the latest notable injury news from around the league:

New injuries

Miggy strains groin: It was a tough Friday for the Tigers -- who lost their fourth straight game -- and for Miguel Cabrera, too. Detroit's star was carrying just a .268 batting average into a matchup with the Twins before leaving in the seventh inning with a right groin strain. It is believed Cabrera hurt himself stretching to catch a throw from Nick Castellanos in the sixth. He will be re-evaluated Saturday. More »

Pedroia hurt in collision: Dustin Pedroia, Boston's new emotional leader after the departure of David Ortiz, may be missing from action over the coming days thanks to a collision with the Orioles' Manny Machado. Pedroia hurt his left leg when Machado slid into him as the second baseman was catching a throw at the bag in the eighth inning of the Orioles' 2-0 win. Pedroia said after the game that he may still try to give it a go on Saturday. More »

Video: BOS@BAL: Pedroia exits game after collision at second

Fowler leaves game: Center fielder Dexter Fowler, playing in the first year of his new $82.5 million contract with the Cardinals, left St. Louis' matchup with Milwaukee in the fifth inning with right heel bursitis.

"It's been sore for a long time," Fowler told reporters after the game. "It just usually loosens up, and it didn't loosen up." More »

Video: STL@MIL: Fowler injured sliding into third base

Escobar shaken up by wild pitch: Angels third baseman Yunel Escobar suffered a tough sixth inning in Anaheim. After dropping a routine infield popup for an error in the top half of the frame, Escobar was brushed off the plate in the bottom half by a 1-2 pitch way up and in from Blue Jays pitcher Danny Barnes. Escobar appeared to be in pain after turning away quickly from the pitch, prompting a team trainer to come out and check on him. Though he would finish his at-bat with a groundout, Escobar was lifted for Chad Pennington in the top of the seventh. More »

Tulo grabs hamstring: Toronto dealt with an injury of its own at Angel Stadium, as shortstop Troy Tulowitzki came up immediately grabbing the hamstring area of his right leg after sliding into third base in the top of the eighth. Tulowitzki was replaced by pinch-runner Devon Travis, who came around to score on a two-run double by Justin Smoak.

MadBum injures shoulder: Madison Bumgarner has been among MLB's most durable pitchers since entering the league in 2009, so perhaps an off-field incident would be the only thing that could send the lefty on his first-ever trip to the DL. The Giants' ace will reportedly miss at least six to eight weeks with bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 AC sprain in his pitching shoulder after getting into a dirt bike accident Thursday in Colorado. That's unwelcome news for a Giants team already languishing in last place in the National League West. More »

Video: Bochy discusses injury to Bumgarner after accident

Returns to the field

• Though the Red Sox saw Pedroia leave Friday's game, they also saw Jackie Bradley Jr. return to action after missing 11 games with a sprained right knee. The center fielder went 1-for-4 in Boston's loss to Baltimore.

Jason Kipnis had waited longer than any other Indians player to get back on the field after Cleveland's heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. After missing the Tribe's first 15 games of '17 with shoulder troubles, Kipnis batted sixth and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Cleveland's 3-0 win over the White Sox.

Justin Turner was able to return to action for the Dodgers after missing Wednesday's contest with a sore left hand. Turner was plunked by the Rockies' Kyle Freeland on Tuesday, but he came back to go 1-for-3 out of the No. 3 hole in Los Angeles' 13-5 loss to Arizona.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.