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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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Miguel Cabrera is absent from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.
As expected, Cabrera is getting some extra rest after wrapping up the American League batting title. Jefry Marte is manning first base in his place. Oct 4 - 12:13 PM

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Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Cabrera jumped on an Erik Johnson offering in the sixth inning, sending it deep into the Chicago night for a two-run homer. As manager Brad Ausmus has indicated that his veteran slugger would not play in Sunday's season finale, he finishes the 2015 season holding a .338/.440/.534 triple-slash with 18 homers and 76 RBI in 119 games. Saturday's home run was just the third Cabrera's logged in 42 post-All-Star Break contests.
Oct 3 - 10:44 PM

Manager Brad Ausmus plans to sit Miguel Cabrera Sunday in the Tigers' season finale against the White Sox.

Cabrera began Saturday with the American League's highest batting average at .334. He's on his way to winning his fourth batting title in the last five seasons. After a down year in 2014, at least by his standards, Cabrera has firmly re-established himself as an early first-round pick in all fantasy formats.
Oct 3 - 6:41 PM

Miguel Cabrera is out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

He'll be day-to-day the rest of the way as the Tigers play out the string. It's just precautionary, and to protect Cabrera's standing in the AL batting title race.
Sep 30 - 4:36 PM

Miguel Cabrera is in the Tigers' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rangers.

But the veteran slugger is expected to get regular days off over the final week of the 2015 regular season. His status will warrant monitoring on a game-to-game basis.
Sep 29 - 4:22 PM

The Tigers plan to limit Miguel Cabrera's playing time for the rest of the week.

He's now qualified for the American League batting title and holds a big edge with his .336 mark, so the Tigers will get him some much-needed rest. Manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Cabrera will likely see just two more starts this week.
Sep 29 - 12:33 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the Tigers starting lineup on Friday.

The 32-year-old slugger has been in a slump at the plate recently, and the back issue may be partially to blame. Still, he leads the American League with his .334 batting average and looks primed to win his fourth batting title in the past five seasons.
Sep 26 - 8:45 AM

Miguel Cabrera has been dealing with a back injury for a few days.

It doesn't appear to be anything to worry about, but it certainly could be contributing to Cabrera's slump at the plate. Cabrera is not in Wednesday's lineup and will get two days of rest when adding in Thursday's off day. The Tigers hope he'll be ready to go on Friday.
Sep 23 - 10:19 AM

Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

Cabrera has been scuffling of late, hitting .193 over his last 16 games and having gone 24 contests without a home run. With it being a day game after a doubleheader, it's a good time to get him some rest. Alex Avila is at first base, with James McCann handling the catching.
Sep 23 - 9:43 AM

Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' lineup for the first half of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Victor Martinez is at first base and J.D. Martinez is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter versus White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Cabrera should be available off the bench and he'll likely return to the starting lineup for the second game.
Sep 21 - 10:03 AM

Miguel Cabrera is absent from the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Twins.

Alex Avila is starting at first base against Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. It's just a day of rest for Cabrera, who's batting .336/.438/.541 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI in 107 games this season for Detroit. He is in a minor 0-for-19 rut.
Sep 16 - 4:42 PM

Miguel Cabrera went hitless in four at-bats as the Tigers fell 4-0 to the Indians on Sunday.

Three of the outs were ground outs, including a 6-4-3 double play. Cabrera was on fire towards the end of August, but has hit the skids since. Between August 27 and Sunday's game, the first baseman is batting .194 (7-for-36) with only one extra-base hit (a double). Overall, Cabrera is still hitting a lusty .353/.452/.572 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI.
Sep 6 - 4:13 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 and plated the Tigers lone run in Friday's loss to the Indians.

His run-scoring single in the sixth inning was the only offense that they were able to generate against Josh Tomlin who was surprisingly brilliant in a spot start. While it has been a completely lost season for the Tigers, Cabrera is still looking to secure his fourth batting title over the final month of the season. He's now hitting .360/.458/.584 with 68 RBI on the year.
Sep 4 - 9:55 PM

Miguel Cabrera was ejected from Wednesday's game for arguing balls and strikes.

Cabrera struck out to start the top of the fourth inning and wasn't a fan of home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott's call. He was 1-for-2 with the strikeout before being tossed.
Sep 2 - 9:19 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Cabrera was shut down by Angels starter Matt Shoemaker. The 0-for-3 snapped his 11-game hitting streak. The slugger missed a month-and-a-half with a calf injury, but when healthy, he's been the same ol' terrifying hitter we're accustomed to seeing. He's slashing .367/.469/.606 with 17 bombs and 65 RBI over 327 at-bats.
Aug 27 - 4:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Jefry Marte
LF1Tyler Collins
2Steven Moya
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
6Kyle Lobstein
7Randy Wolf
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Kyle Ryan
9Jeff Ferrell
10Jose Valdez
11Ian Krol
12Buck Farmer
13Joe Nathan