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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 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

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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

Miguel Cabrera (foot) admitted feeling great after hitting and running on Saturday and wants to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

Cabrera is even petitioning manager Brad Ausmus to let him start at first base instead of designated hitter so that his ankle doesn't tighten up on him. It's certainly encouraging news and looks to be a major step in the right direction of Cabrera being in the Tigers lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 21 - 3:32 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that Miguel Cabrera (foot) and Victor Martinez (knee) could both make their Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

Ausmus said that it would depend on how they fared running the bases on Saturday. Each of them have remained hopeful that they would be ready for Opening Day, and barring any setbacks both appear on track to do so.
Mar 21 - 10:33 AM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) took batting practice and fielded grounders Tuesday in Tigers camp.

These aren't new steps for Cabrera, but they are signs of his continuing progress from October foot and ankle surgery. The hope is that he will be ready by Opening Day, though the Tigers aren't saying when he might make his Grapefruit League debut.
Mar 17 - 4:50 PM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) ran the bases Saturday for the first time this spring.

Cabrera has been progressing steadily in his return from October foot surgery, and running the bases was the next step in his recovery. He's been able to field ground balls and run sprints, so he appears close to getting into a game. With a few weeks left before the start of the season, there's still plenty of time for Cabrera to get up to speed before Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 4:29 PM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) did sprints Thursday, according to Tigers trainer Kevin Rand.

Good news for Cabrera, who continues to make encouraging progress from October surgery on his right ankle and foot. He's also currently doing work on ranging for ground balls. While there's no set date for game action, it sounds like he's getting closer. The Tigers continue to express optimism about his availability for Opening Day or something close to it.
Mar 12 - 4:44 PM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) moved laterally while fielding some grounders on Sunday.

Cabrera fielded grounders hit right at him Saturday and now he's able to move side-to-side. He also worked Sunday on scooping throws in the dirt from every infield position. Cabrera is progressing nicely in his recovery from foot surgery and is aiming to get into Grapefruit League games around the middle of March.
Mar 8 - 12:28 PM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) began fielding grounders on Saturday.

Cabrera isn't allowed to move laterally to field the groundballs yet, but it's a nice step nonetheless. The slugger is progressing nicely in his recovery from foot surgery and is aiming to get into Grapefruit League games around the middle of March.
Mar 8 - 9:42 AM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) is running at 72 percent of his body weight on an anti-gravity treadmill.

Once he gets to 80 percent, Cabrera will be cleared to run outside and field groundballs. The veteran slugger has been hitting for weeks in Tigers camp and still has a good shot at making the Opening Day lineup. Cabrera is recovering from October surgery to remove painful bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot.
Mar 5 - 9:24 AM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) took batting practice on the field Wednesday for the second straight day.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Cabrera felt really good. He still has to progress with his running program, but the Tigers couldn't ask for much more at this stage of his rehab. He still has some work to do, but Opening Day isn't unrealistic.
Mar 4 - 9:14 AM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time this spring.

He's been hitting without pain for a while, but this was his first true live outdoor BP since he arrived at the Tigers' spring training complex. Cabrera is also running at about 75 percent on an anti-gravity treadmill and aiming to get into Grapefruit League games around the middle of March. The Tigers are hoping he'll be fully rehabbed from his foot and ankle surgeries by the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Mar 2 - 3:43 PM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) is running on an anti-gravity treadmill at about 65 percent of his body weight.

He's also able to set the treadmill at a slight incline without experiencing any discomfort in his surgically-repaired right foot. Cabrera underwent a procedure last October to remove painful bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot. He's hoping to be ready for Opening Day, but it's hard to get a clear picture at this point on whether that's realistic.
Feb 26 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
3Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
3Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Casper Wells
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
3Xavier Avery
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Blaine Hardy
8Kyle Ryan
9Angel Nesbitt