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Miguel Cabrera | First Baseman | #24

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Tigers are unlikely to trade Miguel Cabrera.
Per Heyman, "there's never been anything close." Moving Cabrera was never a likely outcome considering how much money Cabrera is owed over the next seven seasons ($212 million). While it looks like Cabrera is staying put, the Tigers are reportedly still open to trading Justin Verlander and perhaps even Victor Martinez. Cabrera is coming off another brilliant season (.318, 38 HR, 108 RBI) and should be in Detroit for the long haul. Dec 3 - 7:15 PM

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Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow shot down the possibility of a Miguel Cabrera trade.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Wednesday that the Astros are planning an offseason pursuit of Miguel Cabrera (via trade) or Edwin Encarnacion (through free agency), but the Cabrera part seems to have been based off very little actual substance. "I was asked, 'Would we consider a trade for a Hall of Fame-caliber first baseman', and (replied) 'we're considering everything,'" Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle. "I think the media kind of ran with that." Cabrera turns 34 years old next April and is still owed $212 million guaranteed on a contract that could potentially run through 2025. He continues to mash even as time takes its usual toll, but it'll be a chore to get him out of Detroit -- on all ends. Miggy holds a full no-trade clause.
Nov 10 - 8:57 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Astros will pursue Miguel Cabrera or Edwin Encarnacion this offseason.

Morosi notes that the Astros only have two players signed beyond 2017, so they could be positioned for a big-ticket item as they attempt to go all in. Of course, these are very different situations, as Encarnacion is one of the top free agent bats while Cabrera would be acquired via trade. Cabrera, who turns 34 in April, is owed $220 million over the next seven seasons. Such a contract is difficult to move, but the Tigers are expected to be open-minded this winter as they look toward the future.
Nov 9 - 12:03 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Tigers "will listen to trade offers on everybody" this offseason.

The report comes after general manager Al Avila said earlier this week that the club needs to slash some payroll. Olney cautions that "there's a big difference between listening to offers and executing trades" and adds that the Tigers aren't expected to go through "a full-blown fire sale." However, he does note that the team is willing to at least talk about trading such stars as Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, along with essentially everyone else on the roster (other than a guy like Michael Fulmer, who will be cheap for a while). It looks like Detroit will be very active this winter.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 21 - 11:58 AM

Miguel Cabrera launched a pair of home runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a critically-important 6-2 victory over the Braves in Atlanta.

In a game that the Tigers absolutely needed to win, Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers' offense came through in a big way. Ian Kinsler started the game with a solo homer and two batters later Cabrera socked a two-run blast to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. He added on a solo shot in the third inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .315/.394/.565 with 38 homers and 108 RBI in what has been another outstanding season.
Sep 30 - 11:19 PM

Miguel Cabrera hammered a three-run homer in the final frame as the Tigers beat the Indians 6-3 in a rainy five inning game on Wednesday.

The umpires called the game as soon as it became a legal contest after five innings. Cabrera's blast in the bottom of the fifth was his 36th of the season. He stroked a single earlier in the game and finished 2-for-3. He is batting .313 with 105 RBI in yet another MVP-caliber season.
Sep 29 - 1:08 AM

Miguel Cabrera fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in five runs in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Miggy doubled in two runs in the first inning, launched a three-run homer in the second, was intentionally walked in the fourth and singled in the seventh. He was pulled after the seventh in the Tigers' blowout win, potentially costing him a shot at an unlikely triple and cycle. Cabrera's 35 home runs are easily his highest total since his MVP season in 2013.
Sep 27 - 10:37 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Cabrera doubled earlier in the game before swatting the two-run jack, his 34th of the season, in the seventh inning. The homer gave him 93 RBI and 84 runs scored with a handful of games left to play, giving him a shot at reaching the 100-run plateau for the 12th time in his career. The professional hitter is slashing .310/.387/.551 in 147 games overall.
Sep 20 - 11:13 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI single in a win over the Twins on Wednesday.

He took reliever Ryan Pressly deep in the seventh inning to give the Tigers the lead. He is batting .310/.385/.550 with 33 homers and 91 RBI. He will be in the MVP conversation again this year as he is seemingly every year.
Sep 15 - 1:04 AM

Miguel Cabrera singled twice and slugged a pair of solo home runs in Monday's extra-innings win over the White Sox.

Cabrera homered to the opposite field off of Chris Sale in the first inning and got to Sale again in the third with a shot over the left field wall. The Tigers weren't able to dent the scoreboard otherwise until Justin Upton provided the deciding blow with a three-run homer in the 11th inning. Miggy has now returned to the 30-homer plateau after falling short each of the last two seasons.
Sep 5 - 8:24 PM

Miguel Cabrera homered and drove home four runs on Friday, leading the Tigers to a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Royals.

Cabrera blasted a mammoth home run over the fountain in center field in the seventh inning that had increased the Tigers' advantage to 5-3. They trailed by a run entering the ninth inning though, where Ian Kinsler singled and Jose Iglesias doubled before Cabrera came through with a two-run single off of Wade Davis to put the Tigers ahead to stay. He finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and is now slashing .312/.385/.547 with 29 homers and 85 RBI on the year.
Sep 3 - 12:26 AM

Miguel Cabrera is out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday due to a right ankle flareup.

Cabrera experienced something similar last week in Minnesota and the Tigers don't want to make it any worse. He'll get a day of rest Wednesday and then the Tigers have a scheduled team off day Thursday before starting a series Friday night in Kansas City. That will hopefully get him back in good health. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting at first base and batting eighth Wednesday afternoon against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Aug 31 - 10:40 AM

Miguel Cabrera is out of the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

It appears to be a routine day of rest for the veteran slugger. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is at first base and batting eighth versus White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.
Aug 31 - 10:03 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

The double was Cabrera's 27th of the season, but the Tigers just couldn't find any sort of sustained offensive punch against Tyler Skaggs and friends. They were shut out 5-0, with Cabrera's two hits representing half of their team hit total. The veteran slugger is slashing .311/.386/.546 with 28 homers and 80 RBI over 482 at-bats. He may be 33 years old, but he remains one of the steadiest fantasy bats around.
Aug 28 - 5:32 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a 9-4 victory over the Twins on Wednesday.

His solo blast in the first inning opened the scoring. He then contributed an RBI double in the third inning before adding another double and a single. The future Hall of Famer is batting .313/.386/.552 with 28 home runs, 80 RBI, and 71 runs scored in 124 games.
Aug 25 - 12:54 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2John Hicks
3Miguel Gonzalez
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Omar Infante
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1JaCoby Jones
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Anibal Sanchez
6Daniel Norris
7Matt Boyd
8Myles Jaye
9Sandy Baez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Chad Bell
12Daniel Stumpf
13A.J. Achter
14Dustin Molleken