The Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left bicep.
Cabrera played in Saturday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians and did not appear to be injured at any point during the game. He was replaced by pinch hitter JaCoby Jones in the ninth inning with the Tigers trailing 11-3.
Cabrera, 37, is 3-for-24 in seven games with a home run and three RBIs. The two-time MVP and former Triple Crown winner needs 12 home runs to reach 500 in his career.
To replace Cabrera on the roster, the Tigers selected the contract of infielder Renato Núñez, who joined Detroit in a minor league deal before spring training but was reassigned to the team’s alternate training site on May 30. March.
Nunez spent the past three seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and had 31 home runs in 2019. The Tigers created a spot on the 40-man roster for Nunez by transferring injured pitcher Julio Tehran to the 60-day IL on Sunday.