Miguel Cabrera's oblique injury will be evaluated today, Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Wednesday.

Cabrera felt something amiss in his right side on a check swing in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. American League manager Ron Washington said the All-Star medical staff told him Cabrera had suffered "a slight strain of the right oblique."

The Tigers reconvene tonight for a workout at Comerica Park, then resume play Friday at home against Chicago. If the Tigers' medical staff determines that Cabrera must miss one or more games, what would the team look like without him?

• Victor Martinez, who has batted fifth this season as the primary designated hitter, looks like by far the best option to replace Cabrera at cleanup and at first base.

• With Martinez at first base, manager Jim Leyland could move Magglio Ordoñez from rightfield to DH and put Andy Dirks or Casper Wells in right. Dirks and Wells can cover more ground than Ordoñez. When Cabrera plays first, Ordoñez must play in right unless Martinez moves from DH to give Alex Avila a break at catcher.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, Martinez has started 134 games at first base and nearly 400 at cleanup.

• Leyland's choice to replace Martinez in the fifth spot would appear to be between Brennan Boesch and Jhonny Peralta.

As long as the left-handed-hitting Boesch is hitting well, he would provide powerful protection for Martinez against right-handers.