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Top Miguel Cabrera News

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Facing WBC limitations

    Cabrera's participation for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic will be limited by the Tigers, Marly Rivera of reports.

    Rivera notes that the specific limitations are yet to be determined but could involve Cabrera being limited to just one plate appearance per game. Cabrera is 1-for-9 at the plate so far during WBC play.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Hits first spring home run

    Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.

    The home run was the first of the spring for the veteran, who likely will see his Grapefruit League playing time managed carefully the rest of the way as he ramps up for his 19th MLB season. Cabrera said during the offseason that 2023 will be his last season before he retires. The 39-year-old has managed to hit .250 or better each of the last five seasons, though his power has mostly evaporated, which has drastically cut into his fantasy appeal.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Plans to retire after 2023 season

    Cabrera said Monday in an interview with that he plans to retire after the 2023 season. "I think it's going to be my last year," he said. "It feels a little weird to say that. I thought I wasn't going to say that ever. But I think it's time to say goodbye to baseball."

    Considering that Cabrera will be due $32 million for 2023 -- the final year of the $248 million contract extension he inked in March 2014 -- his decision to play one final season comes as little surprise. The 39-year-old had already moved into more of a part-time role at designated hitter by the second half of the 2022 campaign, and Tigers manager A.J. Hinch previously said earlier this month that he doesn't envision Cabrera playing on an everyday basis during the final season of his Hall of Fame-worthy career, per Evan Woodbery of Cabrera still hit a respectable .254 in 433 plate appearances in 2022, but his walk rate (6.6 percent) and ISO (.063) both plummeted to career-worst levels.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Resting for season finale

    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

    Even though Cabrera was rested in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, he'll remain on the bench as the Tigers wrap up their season and their series in Seattle on Wednesday. Unless the Tigers turn to him for a pinch-hitting appearance, Cabrera will finish the campaign with a career-worst .622 OPS over his 433 plate appearances. The 39-year-old is due $32 million in 2023, the final season of the eight-year, $248 million megadeal he signed in March 2014.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sitting out nightcap

    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mariners.

    Cabrera started Game 1 and went 1-for-3 with a walk. The veteran has confirmed he will return for the 2023 season, though his fantasy appeal has mostly vanished. The former MVP has a .622 OPS this year with just five home runs and 43 RBI.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Return for 2023 confirmed

    Cabrera will return for the 2023 season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Cabrera will turn 40 in April and has been a below-average hitter in four of the last six seasons, but he has 32 million reasons to return next year. The 2023 season will be the final guaranteed year of the eight-year, $248 million extension Cabrera signed prior to the 2014 season. His contract contains vesting options for 2024 and 2025, but it would take a top-10 MVP finish for those years to vest. Cabrera has been about as far from MVP level as possible this season, hitting just .251/.299/.315 while exclusively serving as the designated hitter.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sitting Saturday

    Cabrera isn't starting Saturday against the Twins.

    Cabrera went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts during Friday's series opener against Minnesota, and he'll head to the bench for the second time in the last three games. Javier Baez is serving as the designated hitter while Ryan Kreidler starts at shortstop.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sitting for day game

    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

    The 39-year-old will be getting some maintenance while Detroit concludes its series with a day game after a night game. Javier Baez will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter while Cabrera rests after going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 2-1 victory.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Delivers offense Wednesday

    Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Royals.

    Cabrera took Kansas City starter Daniel Lynch deep in the first inning with a runner on, and it was all the offense Detroit needed in the narrow win. The veteran now has five long balls this season, which would be his fewest since hitting three home runs across just 38 games during an injury-plagued 2018 campaign.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Seeing steady playing time

    Cabrera will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter and No. 4 batter in Wednesday's game against the Royals.

    Since returning Sept. 19 from a stint on the injured list, Cabrera looks to have moved into a near-everyday role after he had previously been playing on a more part-time basis prior to being shelved. He's hit a modest 3-for-19 since being activated, but Cabrera will pick up his fifth start in six games nonetheless.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Returns to bench Tuesday

    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    Cabrera will get a breather after he returned from a stint on the 15-day injured list Monday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run in the Tigers' 11-0 win in the series opener. Though he's ostensibly healthy again and had a solid game in his return to action, the 39-year-old Cabrera is expected to handle a part-time role for the rebuilding Tigers over the final two weeks of the season.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Comes off IL

    The Tigers reinstated Cabrera (biceps) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

    The Tigers haven't revealed whether Cabrera will be included in the lineup for Monday's game in Baltimore, but the 39-year-old will likely be in store for only a part-time role over the final two and a half weeks of the season in any case. With Detroit opening up more playing time of late for rookies Spencer Torkelson and Ryan Kreidler, Cabrera could be part of a messy three-man timeshare at designated hitter with Jeimer Candelario, Kerry Carpenter and Eric Haase.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Will be activated Monday

    The Tigers intend to activate Cabrera (biceps) from the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's series opener in Baltimore, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The future Hall of Famer will rejoin the Tigers for the final two and a half weeks of the season, but he'll likely be relegated to a part-time role while Detroit prioritizes at-bats for its developmental players. Prior to landing on the shelf Sept. 3 with a left biceps strain, Cabrera produced a career-worst .622 OPS over 393 plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Takes batting practice Friday

    Cabrera (biceps) took full batting practice Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Cabrera took 40-50 swings in the batting cage Thursday and apparently felt good afterward, as he was cleared to take batting practice on the field. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action, but his next -- and potentially final -- step is to hit off the velocity machine.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Won't return this week

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Cabrera (biceps) is unlikely to return from the 10-day injured list during the team's six-game homestand this week, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Cabrera is eligible for activation Tuesday, but he'll need at least a little more time to get fully ramped up after being shelved earlier this month with a left biceps strain. On a positive note, the 39-year-old hasn't been shut down from activity entirely, with Hinch noting that Cabrera is scheduled to hit off a tee Monday. Cabrera thus looks on pace to return at some point in the second half of September, but he'll presumably be limited to a part-time role and make only a few starts per week once he's deemed ready to go.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Lands on injured list

    Cabrera was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left biceps strain, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Josh Lester will be called up in a corresponding move. Per Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic, the Tigers want to get Cabrera back before the end of the season. If this doesn't cost him much more than the minimum, Cabrera could make it back for roughly the final two weeks of the campaign. Cabrera is batting .256/.305/.317 this season at the age of 39.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 249 lbs
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Age: 39
Experience: 19
Bats/Throws: R, R