Cabrera sidelined six weeks with calf injury

Cabrera won the AL Triple Crown in 2012 when he hit .330 with 44 RBI and 139 RBI. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a calf injury.

Cabrera is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after suffering a Grade 3 calf strain Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to the Detroit Free Press. It’s his first-ever trip to the disabled list.

Cabrera came up lame while trying to run to second base in the fourth inning and was immediately removed from the game.

“When you lose the best hitter on the planet it’s a huge blow,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. “We’re going to have to find a way to get it down without him, at least for the next month and a half or so. We still have a very good offense.”

Cabrera is hitting a career-high .350 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 77 games this season. He will be replaced on the roster by infielder Jefry Marte, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.