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Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Plans to retire after 2023 season
Cabrera said Monday in an interview with MLB.com 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 MLive.com. 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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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 MLive.com 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.... See More ... See Less
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 MLive.com 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.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Managing biceps injury
Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Royals due to discomfort in his biceps, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a strikeout to begin Friday's matchup but was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning. The 39-year-old is considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sitting Saturday
Cabrera (biceps) isn't in the lineup Saturday against Kansas City.
Cabrera will be out of the lineup a day after he departed Friday's matchup due to discomfort in his biceps. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but Jeimer Candelario will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Returns with two hits Tuesday
Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Mariners.
Cabrera was playing in his first game since last Friday and just his fourth in the last two weeks. The veteran has dealt with some lingering knee pain, and the 50-79 Tigers have been inclined to roll with younger players. Cabrera is batting a respectable .261, but a lack of power and now a dip in playing time limits his fantasy appeal.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sits for fourth time in five games
Cabrera is on the bench Tuesday in Cleveland, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Cabrera's playing time continues to wane while he manages lingering knee pain and struggles to produce at the plate, having gone 2-for-25 with six strikeouts and no extra-base hits since the beginning of August. He's on the bench for the fourth time in five games and may be a part-time player at this stage of the season.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela|
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