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Miguel Cabrera | First Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-4 in the Tigers' loss Sunday, dropping his batting average to .225.
It's early, of course, but it's odd to see the first baseman struggle so much to start the year. He's got just one home run and four RBI, striking out 10 times in the team's first 10 games. He doesn't appear to have any injury concerns, so things should start looking up for the MVP any day now. Apr 13 - 8:20 PM

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Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI in the Tigers' 10-4 defeat of the Orioles on Friday.

The homer off Ryan Webb in the eighth was Cabrera's 2,000th career hit. The reigning two-time AL MVP had been in a prolonged slump, going two games without an RBI to start the season.
Apr 4 - 5:27 PM

Tigers signed 1B Miguel Cabrera to an eight-year, $248 million contract extension.

The deal also includes $30 million vesting options for 2024 and 2025, so Cabrera could earn a total of $308 million with the extension. When added to the end of his last extension, he could potentially earn $352 million over the next 12 years. Cabrera, who will turn 31 next month, is a career .321/.399/.568 hitter and is coming off back-to-back American League MVP awards.
Mar 28 - 11:43 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Miguel Cabrera's extension includes two vesting options worth $30 million apiece.

That means the extension could ultimately be worth $308 million over 10 years. When combined with his current deal that expires after next season, Cabrera could wind up earning a max of $352 million over the next 12 years. It's hard to blame Detroit for wanting to make Cabrera a Tigers for life, but they might be going a little overboard here.
Mar 27 - 8:07 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Miguel Cabrera's contract extension is for eight years and will be added on to the end of his current deal that expires after 2015.

That means the American League's back-to-back MVP will be with the Tigers for 10 more years, and he's expected to receive just under $300 million over that span. There's little doubt that Cabrera is the best hitter in the game, but paying him around $30 million past his 40th birthday seems a bit much. Nevertheless, Detroit fans will be glad to know that Miggy will retire as a Tiger.
Mar 27 - 6:46 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension.

Cabrera just needs to pass a physical in order for the deal to become official. The six-year extension will be added to the end of the two years remaining on his current contract, so he's now under control for the next eight years. He's expected to receive in the vicinity of $30 million per season with the extension. The soon-to-be 31-year-old Cabrera is coming off back-to-back AL MVP seasons.
Mar 27 - 6:09 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the AAV (average annual value) on Miguel Cabrera's extension with the Tigers is expected to be around $30 million.

That would be the highest ever for a position player and put him right around the AAV of Clayton Kershaw's new extension ($30,714,286) with the Dodgers. Morosi hears that the new deal is expected to go through 2021 (eight years) and possibly longer.
Mar 27 - 5:50 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera are closing in on a "mega extension."

No word yet on the terms involved, but the two sides have been working on a deal over the past few days and are nearing an agreement. Cabrera signed an eight-year, $152 million extension with the Tigers in 2008 which is set to expire after 2015. Coming off back-to-back MVP seasons, the 30-year-old is looking at a monster deal.
Mar 27 - 5:29 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Aaron Harang in the Tigers' 9-3 win over the Braves on Thursday.

It was Cabrera's fourth homer of the spring. He's hitting .353, which is about par for the course for him. He hasn't had average under .300 or an OPS below .900 in an exhibition schedule since 2008.
Mar 27 - 4:46 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Tigers have begun discussions on a long-term contract extension with Miguel Cabrera.

The talks are only in the preliminary stages, but both sides have previously admitted their desire to get something done. The superstar 30-year-old slugger and two-time reigning AL MVP award winner isn't set to hit free agency until after the 2015 season.
Mar 23 - 8:10 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit his third spring homer Tuesday off the Mets' Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Cabrera drove one well out to right-center today. He's now 14-for-35 (.400) with a six RBI and a 4/6 K/BB ratio this spring.
Mar 18 - 4:48 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 and hit his first two homers of the spring Monday as the Tigers thrashed the Cardinals 17-5.

The Tigers scored seven runs in the third and eight in the fourth before easing up. Cabrera is 9-for-20 with five walks this spring following offseason hernia surgery.
Mar 10 - 5:05 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored Monday against the Cardinals.

The American League's two-time defending MVP isn't wasting any time getting started in 2014. Now at first base, Cabrera seems to be fine after off-season sports hernia surgery.
Mar 3 - 4:59 PM

Miguel Cabrera said at the Tigers' Winter Caravan Thursday that he's been fully recovered from October sports hernia surgery for about two weeks.

The Tigers slugger added that he could swing a bat now if needed. Cabrera shouldn't have any restrictions when spring training begins in a few weeks. The 30-year-old is coming off a second straight MVP season, having put up a ridiculous .348/.442/.636 batting line with 44 homers and 137 RBI.
Jan 24 - 9:47 AM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Wednesday that Miguel Cabrera will move from third base to first base in 2014.

That was the expectation as soon as Prince Fielder was traded to the Rangers -- and Cabrera even told a Venezuelan newspaper that he told the Tigers he wanted to move to first base -- but Dombrowski hadn't confirmed a move until now. The change will clear the way for top prospect Nick Castellanos to get a chance at the starting third base job.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Alex Gonzalez
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joba Chamberlain
3Ian Krol
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Evan Reed
7Luke Putkonen
8Bruce Rondon
9Justin Miller