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Miguel Cabrera | First Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Miguel Cabrera has been dealing with a "cranky ankle."
That's part of the reason for his absence Monday, though Ausmus said it's only a minor thing. Cabrera should return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night. Hernan Perez is starting at first base for Detroit in Monday's series opener at Oakland's O.co Coliseum. May 25 - 1:27 PM

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Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the A's.

Hernan Perez will start at first base and J.D. Martinez will start at DH in the opener at O.co Coliseum. It's just a day of maintenance for Cabrera, who is batting .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 45 games.
May 25 - 12:34 PM

Miguel Cabrera doubled and hit a solo home run in five at-bats Sunday, but the Tigers lost to the Astros.

Cabrera hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, trying to help the Tigers overcome a three-run deficit, but it wasn't enough. As expected, the two-time AL MVP has done nothing but hit this season, carrying a .344/.446/.613 triple-slash line with 11 home runs and 32 RBI.
May 24 - 4:45 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, plating the Tigers lone run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Cabrera also drew a walk in the contest. He has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent weeks and now sports a .333/.436/.601 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. He remains arguably the best right-handed hitter in the game and an offensive force in fantasy leagues.
May 17 - 11:04 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

It was the 399th home run of his career. Strangely, it was also his first home run in a night game this season. Cabrera has back-to-back three-hit games and owns a healthy .338/.442/.592 battling line on the year to go along with nine home runs and 28 RBI. He'll set his sights on career home run No. 400 this weekend.
May 16 - 1:11 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in Thursday's 13-1 crushing of the Twins.

It was one of those games for Cabrera. He got things started in the first inning with an RBI single, then unleashed the fireworks midway through the contest when he hit a two-run homer in the sixth off of Brian Duensing and another two-run bomb in the seventh off of J.R. Graham. Cabrera's now hitting .328/.437/.568 with eight home runs, 26 RBI and 20 runs scored.
May 14 - 4:32 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit his sixth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Move along, nothing to see here. In addition to the two-run homer, Cabrera also added a pair of singles to finish 3-for-4. He's hitting .366/.459/.624 with six homers, 19 RBI and 13 runs scored this season. The numbers speak for themselves. Cabrera remains a perennial MVP candidate and one of the best hitters in the game.
May 3 - 6:49 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the Tigers' 10-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday afternoon at Minnesota's Target Field.

What an amazing hitter. Cabrera slugged an RBI double in the top of the fourth inning that scored Ian Kinsler, a 432-foot solo bomb to deep left-center in the top of the sixth, and then a 418-foot two-run shot to deep center in the top of the eighth. He's batting .370/.453/.630 with five home runs, six doubles, and 17 RBI in 22 games this season for the Tigers, who are off to a 15-7 start.
Apr 29 - 5:03 PM

Miguel Cabrera finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as the Tigers topped the Indians 8-6 on Sunday.

Miggy singled in the first inning, singled and scored in the third inning, jacked a two-run shot in the sixth inning, and then plated James McCann with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Cabrera is off to a tremendous start in 2015, batting .377/.463/.580 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 19 games.
Apr 26 - 4:35 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI, and three runs scored in the Tigers' 8-5 victory over the Indians on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland.

Cabrera hit a two-run shot in the first inning, an RBI single in the second inning, a solo home run in the fourth inning, and a double in the sixth inning. The Indians finally threw in the towel and intentionally walked him in the top of the eighth. Miggy is batting .520/.586/.840 over his first 29 plate appearances this season and the Tigers are off to a 6-0 start. When he's healthy, Cabrera is the best hitter in baseball.
Apr 12 - 4:44 PM

Miguel Cabrera had a two-run homer and an RBI double in his two at-bats against the Rays' Jake Odorizzi on Friday.

Cabrera hasn't missed a beat since returning from his leg issues, going 9-for-27 with three homers.
Apr 3 - 4:38 PM

Miguel Cabrera homered in his second straight game Saturday as the Tigers edged the Cardinals 4-3.

It was a two-run shot that accounted for all of the Tigers' damage against Lance Lynn. Cabrera is 5-for-13 since debuting Sunday. Each of his last three starts have come at first base.
Mar 28 - 4:05 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI to lead the Tigers past the Orioles 6-4 on Thursday.

With Cabrera and Victor Martinez back, the Tigers essentially went with their starting lineup today. The only likely exception was that Rajai Davis was leading off against a right-hander. He'll probably have that spot versus lefties, but Anthony Gose should be there against righties during the regular season. Cabrera is 4-for-10 with four strikeouts since returning to Detroit's lineup Sunday. He's played first base the last two days.
Mar 26 - 3:58 PM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) will start at first base Wednesday.

Surprising but encouraging news for Cabrera, who just played in his second Grapefruit League game on Tuesday. The plan calls for him to play about four innings in the field. It's no sure thing yet, but Miggy appears to be on track for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 10:26 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that Miguel Cabrera had a "better than 50/50" to be in the lineup on Opening Day.

Cabrera served as the Tigers designated hitter in his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday and came through without any difficulty. Barring any setbacks, he and Victor Martinez should each be in their rightful places in the Tigers lineup when the season opens on April 6.
Mar 22 - 5:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
2Tyler Collins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Buck Farmer
8Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Bruce Rondon
4Angel Nesbitt
5Blaine Hardy
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Alex Wilson
8Joe Nathan