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Miguel Cabrera | First Baseman | #24

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / MIA
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Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a pair of solo homers in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Cabrera's dingers in the third and fifth innings both tied the game at the time, and he scored the winning run on a Victor Martinez RBI single in the seventh. Miggy's slow start to the season seems like a distant memory. He's now batting .515 with seven home runs over his last nine games. May 23 - 10:36 PM

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Miguel Cabrera is in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Phillies.

Cabrera made an early exit Sunday after taking a pitch off his left knee, but tests came up negative. He'll start at first base and bat third versus Vince Velasquez.
May 23 - 3:35 PM

Miguel Cabrera departed Sunday's game versus the Rays after being hit in the left knee with a pitch.

The good news is that the Tigers are calling him day-to-day with a knee contusion, so it doesn't appear there's anything to worry about here. Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI before exiting.
May 22 - 3:48 PM

Miguel Cabrera blasted a pair of mammoth home runs on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Rays.

Cabrera tagged Rays starter Matt Andriese for a two-run shot that tied the game in the third inning. He later added a solo blast to pull the Tigers to within a run at 6-5, but that would be as close as they would get. Cabrera also singled, finishing the night 3-for-5. He has been heating up at the plate in recent weeks and is now slashing .308/.377/.519 with eight homers and 24 RBI on the year.
May 20 - 10:51 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

The Orioles held a 5-4 lead entering the eighth inning, but J.D. Martinez tied the affair with a solo home run. Next batter up was Cabrera, who socked a solo shot of his own off reliever Darren O'Day to push the Tigers to a 6-5 advantage. That would stand as the final. The future Hall of Famer is slashing .286/.363/.464 with six homers and 20 RBI over 140 at-bats. With two homers and four RBI combined on Saturday and Sunday, that bat might be about to hit a hot stretch.
May 15 - 5:49 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

Cabrera's two-run blast in the top of the sixth inning was the only offense the Tigers could muster against O's starter Mike Wright. It was his fifth dinger of the season and first this month, giving him 18 RBI. Some wrote off his power shortage last season as a fluke -- his 18 homers were the lowest output in a season since his rookie year in 2003 -- but perhaps it was the beginning of a slow decline for the 33-year-old.
May 14 - 10:14 PM

Miguel Cabrera is making his first start at third base since August 12, 2014 on Wednesday night against the Nationals.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wanted to get Nick Castellanos a breather, and Cabrera is obviously the best offensive option. It's still a bit odd given the way Cabrera moves these days. Victor Martinez is starting at first base against Nationals righty Max Scherzer.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 11 - 3:33 PM

Miguel Cabrera is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

Cabrera will get a breather after he jammed his knee on a slide into second base on Tuesday night. He stayed in the game, so it doesn't appear to be a major concern. Victor Martinez will fill in at first base on Tuesday.
May 10 - 3:20 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Cabrera's RBI double off Rangers starter Martin Perez in the third inning got the Tigers onto the scoreboard. They would hold a 2-0 lead into the eighth inning before the bullpen imploded to allow seven runs. Veteran slugger Cabrera has yet to truly turn on the offensive fireworks this season, hitting a reasonable .291/.362/.453 with four homers and 13 RBI across 114 at-bats.
May 8 - 4:55 PM

Miguel Cabrera had a nice day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

All four of Cabrera's hits were singles in this one. His bat is beginning to heat up, as the four-hit attack brings him up to .286/.360/.446 on the season. The lack of power has been concerning though, as he has just four homers and 12 RBI.
May 7 - 4:35 PM

Miguel Cabrera busted out of his slump in a big way Monday, going 4-for-4 with a pair of homers and four RBI in a win over the Athletics.

That's more like it. Cabrera entered the game batting just .206/.296/.302 over his first 17 games and was hitless in his last 13 at-bats, but he had no trouble squaring up Kendall Graveman. The slugger's longballs in the first and fifth innings both went to the opposite field. Cabrera is suddenly hitting a much more respectable .254/.333/.448 and has 10 RBI.
Apr 25 - 10:01 PM

Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' lineup on Sunday.

Justin Upton is also getting a breather, as the Tigers are resting their struggling sluggers. Andrew Romine is handling first base and Mike Aviles is in left field Sunday.
Apr 24 - 9:55 AM

Miguel Cabrera ripped his first homer of the season -- a solo shot -- in Friday's win over the Yankees.

Cabrera singled in a run in the first and then took Luis Cessa deep to the opposite field in the seventh. The slugger has picked up five hits in his first 13 at-bats of the season. Nick Castellanos also had a big day at the plate for the Tigers, going 4-for-4 with four singles.
Apr 8 - 5:48 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit his third homer of the spring Thursday off the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez.

Cabrera tends to put up even better numbers in the spring than he does in the regular season. He's hitting .375 now with a 1/6 K/BB ratio in 24 at-bats.
Mar 17 - 4:16 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Vinnie Pestano to lead the Tigers past the Yankees 3-0 on Friday.

It was one of just two hits for the Tigers on the day. Cabrera walked in his other plate appearance. Her's 2-for-3 with three walks in his first three spring games. Cabrera has bettered a .300 average and a .900 OPS in every spring since 2009.
Mar 4 - 5:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Steven Moya
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Anthony Gose
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Anibal Sanchez
4Mike Pelfrey
5Shane Greene
6Michael Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Drew VerHagen
6Kyle Ryan
7Warwick Saupold