Miguel Cabrera left Saturday night's game against the Twins after one at-bat, and he might not play again this season.
According to MLB.com, Cabrera's Sunday MRI revealed two possible herniated discs in his back.
The report also stated that Detroit has not ruled out a Cabrera return this season as designated hitter.
Cabrera, who is hitting just .248 with 16 home runs, has been in and out of the lineup this season with various injuries. With the Tigers already well out of playoff contention, it seems unlikely the Tigers would risk playing him.
Cabrera, 34, still has six years left on his eight-year, $248 million contract, so the Tigers still need to think long term with their veteran first baseman.