KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's 10-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals after straining his right hamstring while taking second base in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium.
Cabrera was back in the lineup Thursday at designated hitter after missing the previous three games because of biceps spasms. He reached on a single in the sixth and was advancing to second on a single by Nick Castellanos when he pulled up and a team trainer went out to the field.
Niko Goodrum replaced the two-time MVP on the bases.
The 35-year-old Cabrera was hitting .326 with three homers and 21 RBIs coming into the game. He was retired in his first three at-bats before his base hit off reliever Scott Barlow.
Cabrera briefly walked through the clubhouse after the game and said he was "fine," adding that he planned to test it Friday.
"We'll have more details as we go along, see how it feels," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Miggy was fine with his arm. He ripped the ball. He just started running to first after he hit the one and felt his hammy and strained it, just got him off the field."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.