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DETROIT (AP) l of certainty: Baseball is harder than it looks on TV.”It’s so easy when you watch the game on TV. It’s so slow Zack Cozart Jersey ,” the Detroit slugger said. ”The game is so simple on TV.”It’s not nearly as simple on the field, of course, and right now all Cabrera can do is watch. The Tigers lost their star first baseman in the middle of June to a ruptured biceps tendon, and he’s out for the season. Detroit was in a rebuilding mode anyway, but losing one of the team’s top hitters was a significant blow.Cabrera was back at Comerica Park on Monday night to host an event supporting children’s health and youth baseball programs. He seemed to be feeling good, but he has a long way to go before playing again.”Right now it’s a little slow,” Cabrera said. ”Hopefully in a couple weeks I starting do more stuff, to be healthy again.”Cabrera said he goes back and forth between Michigan and Florida, and he thinks he’s making good progress toward being ready for spring training next year. The two-time American League MVP is 35 now, and this was supposed to be a crucial year for the veteran to show if he could still be one of the game’s most feared hitters after a poor showing in 2017.Instead, Cabrera has played only 38 games after never playing fewer than 119 in his previous decade with the Tigers.”Really hard, watch the games on TV. It’s really hard don’t be on the field with my teammates. It doesn’t matter if we win or lose. I want to be part of this process ,” Cabrera said. ”Right now, I’m focused to be back next year and healthy.”Cabrera’s big contract extends through at least 2023, which means Detroit may have a hard time trading him as part of its rebuild. In 2016, he hit .316 with 38 home runs and 108 RBIs – his eighth straight year finishing in the AL’s top seven in batting average.Then last season, he hit .249 with only 16 homers and an unsightly .399 slugging percentage.There were some decent signs early this year. Cabrera hit .299 with a .395 on-base percentage. But he had only three home runs. He was hitting .323 when he went on the disabled list in early May with a hamstring strain . He came back June 1, but his bat was quiet from then until his season-ending injury June 12.Cabrera’s absence has left a big hole in the lineup, and Detroit has backup catcher John Hicks playing first base quite a bit in his place.Only six players have reached both 500 home runs and 3,000 hits, and with 465 homers and 2,676 hits, Cabrera still has a good chance to join that group if he can come back and play several more seasons. His pursuit of those milestones is on hold now, though. And Detroit fans can only wonder how effective he’ll be going forward.Cabrera was cheerful Monday night and quick with a laugh Albert Pujols Jersey , but it’s clear that being out of action is tough for him.”I can’t describe what I’m feeling right now,” Cabrera said. ”I need to stay focused, mentally stay focusing on trying to be back healthy next year.”— A season marred by injuries made it one to forget"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockies Player ReviewsMike Dunn had a brief, terrible 2018 seasonNew,17commentsA season marred by injuries made it one to forgetByAdam Peterson@playerTBNLOct 16, 2018,7:00am Mike Dunn had a brief, terrible 2018 seasonYou’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin with the player with the least amount of rWAR and end up with the player with the most. . 33, Mike Dunn (-0.5 rWAR)On December 15, 2016 the Rockies announced the signing of left-handed reliever Mike Dunn. On this year’s July 31 trade deadline, the Rockies did not acquire a left-handed reliever for the bullpen corps. One might think these two facts were related Mike Trout Jersey , but Mike Dunn threw his last pitch of the 2018 season on July 3 against the Giants. In that game he came on in relief for Antonio Senzatela to start the 8th inning. He got a groundout, allowed a walk, and two straight singles to make it 8-1. He was removed for Jake McGee, and his season was over. He finished with a 9.00 ERA and a 2.64 WHIP in 17 innings pitched over 25 appearances. If your visceral reaction to those numbers similar to that of seeing roadkill, nobody would blame you. Mike Dunn was signed to a three-year contract for the purpose of being a strong lefty in the back of the bullpen. After a roller-coaster year in 2017, the hope was he would bounce back into the reliever they had in the second half (3.27 ERA over 31 appearances). Clearly that’s not what happened.Part of the reason is his slider absolutely left him. According to FanGraphs’ pitch type linear weights, Dunn’s slider has been his most valuable pitch. Even in his up and down 2017, it was worth 2.1 runs above average, and he used it about 40% of the time. In 2018, it was worth -1.0 runs. He responded accordingly, using his slider less and less: in his nine May appearances he used his slider 33% of the time, and he threw just six sliders in his two July appearances. Granted , it’s an incredibly small sample, but it shows a man who lost confidence in his slider.We know now that part of Dunn’s struggles can be explained by injury. He tweaked an AC joint in spring training and then sat on the shelf for 23 days through the end of June due to a shoulder strain. Three days after he was activated he had that emblematic outing against the Giants he went back on the DL. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on July 27 and then had a brief rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque before being shut down for good. On September 3, two months after he threw his last pitch in the big leagues, he announced his season was over to surgically repair his shoulder. It was an inauspicious end to an abysmal campaign.It’s possible, even probable, that Dunn’s atrocious 2018 numbers can be explained by never recovering from his injuries properly. In any case, his 2019 status and role seems very much up in the air. That will be the final year of his three-year, $19 million contract. His vesting option for 2020 requires that he appears in 60 games for the Rockies next season. If he is healthy enough to pitch in 60 games, he may very well be worth that $6 million option. Unfortunately for Mike Dunn, that is a lot to hang on one “if.”

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