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Miguel Cabrera | First Baseman | #24

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 Morosi of, the Tigers have Royals catching instructor Pedro Grifol on their list of managerial candidates.
Grifol has been on the Royals' staff for the past three seasons, though he was initially brought on board as the hitting coach. Prior to joining the Royals, he had a long coaching career in the Mariners organization. The Tigers, like the other teams with managerial vacancies, are still early on in their search as they look for Brad Ausmus' replacement. Former Braves and Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, Angels bench coach Dino Ebel and Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo, as well as internal candidates Dave Clark, Omar Vizquel and Lloyd McClendon are expected to be considered. Oct 9 - 11:54 AM

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Katie Strang of The Athletic reports that the Tigers will interview Fredi Gonzalez for their managerial vacancy on Thursday.

Joe Frisaro of reported on Sunday that the Tigers were seeking permission from the Marlins to speak with Gonzalez, who served as the team's third base coach this season. Gonzalez owns a 710-692 record (.506) over 10 seasons as manager between the Marlins and Braves. Internal candidates Dave Clark, Omar Vizquel and Lloyd McClendon will be considered while Angels bench coach Dino Ebel and Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo are among some of the other possibilities from outside the organization. Whoever they hire will have to oversee a rebuild in Detroit.
Source: The Athletic
Oct 3 - 12:51 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Angels bench coach Dino Ebel is on the initial list of managerial candidates for the Tigers.

Ebel, who has been the Angels bench coach for the past three seasons, comes with some local ties to Michigan. The club is considering a long list of candidates, but Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports recently reported that the club has also asked the Rays about third base coach Charlie Montoyo. The Tigers recently cut ties with Brad Ausmus after four seasons.
Oct 3 - 11:13 AM

Miguel Cabrera (back) won't return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Royals.

It's no surprise, as Cabrera has two herniated discs and the Tigers have absolutely nothing to play for. Efren Navarro is playing first base and batting second for Detroit on Wednesday.
Sep 27 - 5:03 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) remains out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Royals.

Cabrera was diagnosed over the weekend with two herniated discs in his back and he might not see much playing time -- if any at all -- over the Tigers' final six regular-season games. Efren Navarro is starting at first base and batting seventh Tuesday night against Kansas City left-hander Jason Vargas. John Hicks will DH.
Sep 26 - 4:22 PM

An MRI has revealed that Miguel Cabrera is dealing with two herniated discs in his back.

Cabrera has battled back issues for the bulk of the season, so it's conceivable to think he's been playing with two herniated discs for a long time. It would certainly offer at least some explanation as to why he's batted just .249/.329/.399 with 16 home runs. Cabrera will receive treatment and could play again this season, although if he does it would almost surely be as a designated hitter. Fantasy owners can feel free to cut him loose.
Sep 24 - 3:51 PM

Miguel Cabrera will undergo an MRI on his back.

Cabrera has been bothered by lower back discomfort for the last couple of months and he had to make an early exit from Saturday's game against the Twins after hitting a single in the bottom of the first inning. It sounds like an early shutdown could be in order for the 34-year-old slugger, even if the MRI shows no major damage.
Sep 23 - 9:38 PM

Miguel Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Twins due to lower back tightness.

This lower back issue has been a lingering thing for Cabrera, who was lifted in the top of the second inning after singling in the bottom of the first. He could be limited throughout the final week of the regular season. Efren Navarro took over at first base on Saturday versus Minnesota.
Sep 23 - 6:43 PM

Miguel Cabrera made an early exit from Saturday's game against the Twins.

Cabrera was not moving well on the bases after his single in the bottom of the first inning and he was lifted before the top of the second, with Efren Navarro entering to play first base. There should be an update on Cabrera soon. He's been dealing with a back injury for months.
Sep 23 - 6:34 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) is back in the Tigers' lineup Monday.

Cabrera sat out Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with lower back tightness. It's something that's plagued him for basically all season and he might need extra days off down the stretch, but there are no plans to shut him down. He's in the designated hitter spot Monday, with Efren Navarro covering first base.
Sep 18 - 4:24 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Cabrera departed Saturday's game with lower back tightness, an ailment that's bothered him off and on throughout the season. Manager Brad Ausmus has no intention of shutting Miggy down, however. "He's about to get four months off," Ausmus said. "He needs four months and two weeks? Come on. Baseball players are paid to play baseball. If they are physically able to play, they play." Efren Navarro is at first base Sunday.
Sep 17 - 11:07 AM

Miguel Cabrera exited Saturday's game against the White Sox with lower back tightness.

Cabrera went 0-for-2 before John Hicks replaced him at first base in the fifth inning. He's considered day-to-day.
Sep 16 - 8:00 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 and hit his 16th homer in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

The Tigers managed to hit four homers today and still lose by 10 runs. Cabrera's homer was his 462nd, again moving him past Adrian Beltre for the moment and putting him back into second place among active players. He's tied with Jose Canseco and Adam Dunn for 35th overall.
Sep 14 - 5:11 PM

Miguel Cabrera finished 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in the Tigers' loss to the Indians on Monday.

It's been a dreadful 2017 season for the 34-year-old slugger and he has looked especially bad in September -- when not serving a six-game suspension for punching Yankees catcher Austin Romine or resting his chronic back injury. There has to be some thought about shutting Cabrera down early.
Sep 11 - 10:44 PM

Miguel Cabrera returned to the Tigers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Fresh off of serving his six-game suspension for his role in the brawl with the Yankees, Cabrera is ready to return to action. He's starting at first base and batting third against Brett Anderson and the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. The 34-year-old is hitting just .248/.333/.398 with 14 homers and 57 RBI on the year.
Sep 9 - 12:17 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Matt Boyd
5Buck Farmer
6Chad Bell
7Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Daniel Stumpf
6Drew VerHagen
7Zac Reininger
8Blaine Hardy
9Jairo Labourt
10Victor Alcantara
11Mark Montgomery