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
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 in his second stint with the Tigers.
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Maybin began his career with the Tigers as a 20-year-old prospect in 2007, but he was one of several players traded to the Marlins for Cabrera. Now 29 and in his 10th Major League season, he's added a spark to a Detroit club looking to climb 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 he 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.
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