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Posted: Monday March 19, 2012 2:00PM ; Updated: Monday March 19, 2012 4:13PM

Cabrera leaves game after being hit by grounder

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Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera took a hard ground ball off his face and went to a hospital for X-rays.
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera left Monday's game with a bloody face after a hard grounder from Philadelphia's Hunter Pence hit him near the right eye.

Cabrera was wearing sunglasses and it's uncertain whether the wicked one-hopper hit the right lens or just under it. The Tigers' All-Star wiped blood off with his hand and held a towel to his face as he walked off the field.

He was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and get precautionary X-rays.

Cabrera is making the transition back to third base this spring because Detroit signed first baseman Prince Fielder.

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