Typically, the recovery for this injury takes six to eight weeks. The team is hoping to have their star back on the early end of that span, which would be the middle of August.
"We're hoping that he will be able to return in the six-week time frame. That's our hope," Rand said. "It's going to take [whatever] time it takes."
The Tigers have been mixing and matching since Cabrera went down with his injury, using Alex Avila, Andrew Romine, Marc Krauss and Jefry Marte at first in his absence.
• According to Rand, Kyle Lobstein has been cleared to begin throwing. Lobstein went on the DL on May 24 with inflammation in his left shoulder.
"He'll start a program designed to get his arm strength back," Rand said.
Lobstein began the season in Detroit in Justin Verlander's absence, going 3-5 with a 4.34 ERA in 47 2/3 innings before being placed on the DL.
Betsy Helfand is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.