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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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According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Tigers are becoming convinced that Miguel Cabrera could return to the lineup around August 15.
That would put the slugger at the front end of his projected timeframe for recovery. It's unclear how that could impact their decision to buy or sell at the trade deadline. It still seems increasingly likely that they'll be forced to sell, especially if they drop another couple of games before the trade deadline. Jul 26 - 8:41 PM

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Miguel Cabrera (calf) has been cleared for light baseball activity and took a few rounds of batting practice before Friday's game against the Red Sox.

He is now traveling with the team and making strides in his recovery from a Grade 3 calf strain. Cabrera was also able to take throws at first base during fielding drills. He is still expected to return at some point in mid-August, though Cabrera is optimistic that he'll beat that timetable.
Source: Detroit News
Jul 25 - 9:03 AM

Miguel Cabrera (calf) has yet to be cleared to resume baseball activities.

Cabrera, who has been doing physical therapy, did say Friday that he's feeling better and thinks he's making good progress. However, he obviously hasn't really been tested yet. The slugging first baseman is expected to be sidelined until at least mid-August.
Jul 24 - 4:58 PM

Miguel Cabrera (calf) received a platelet-rich plasma injection on Wednesday.

He continues to undergo physical therapy while working his way back from a strained left calf. His goal is to return to the Tigers at the early estimate of his six-to-eight week timetable, which would be right around August 15.
Source: M-Live.com
Jul 9 - 10:34 PM

Miguel Cabrera is expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a grade 3 left calf strain.

The Tigers had hoped that he would be ready to return shortly after the All-Star break, but it appears that the All-Star slugger will be on the shelf until late August. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers look to acquire a bat to replace Cabrera in the lineup, or if his untimely injury will force Dave Dombrowski to become a seller at the trade deadline.
Jul 4 - 10:37 AM

Tigers placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

It's the first time in Cabrera's career that he has been on the disabled list. This is a major blow to the Tigers and to fantasy owners, as the All-Star slugger was hitting an absurd .350/.456/.578 with 15 homers and 54 RBI on the season. The hope is that he will be able to return immediately after the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, Jefry Marte was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.
Jul 4 - 9:32 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that he isn't optimistic that Miguel Cabrera (calf) will be able to avoid the disabled list.

The All-Star slugger was forced to leave Friday's game against the Blue Jays after sustaining a left calf strain while running to second base in the fourth inning. He's set to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday, but it sounds as though the most logical scenario has him heading to the disabled list and returning after the All-Star break. The Tigers should have an update on his status after his MRI.
Jul 3 - 10:40 PM

Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed with a left calf strain and is set to undergo an MRI exam.

Cabrera sustained the injury while running the bases during Friday's game against the Blue Jays. The Tigers will know more on his status after the MRI, but a trip to the disabled list could be in play here.
Jul 3 - 9:03 PM

Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning due to an apparent hamstring injury.

Cabrera was running to second base on a 3-2 pitch to Victor Martinez when he pulled up lame. He had to be assisted off the field by the training staff and was walking with a noticeable limp. The Tigers should have an update on his status soon, but any sort of extended absence would be a deadly blow to the Tigers chances of a postseason berth.
Jul 3 - 8:12 PM

Miguel Cabrera is back in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

He was given a day off rest on Wednesday, with Andrew Romine getting the nod at first base. Cabrera is hitting .351/.455/.590 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 70 games.
Jun 25 - 9:45 AM

Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

It's simply a day off for the slugger, as Cabrera has started 70 of 71 games for the Tigers to this point. Andrew Romine is filling in at first base.
Jun 24 - 10:32 AM

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer Wednesday in the loss to the Reds.

It was a difficult night for Cabrera in spite of the homer; he started shaking his left hand after a swing and a miss in the seventh and he later took a grounder off his nose in the 11th. He finished the game and showed no ill effects from the hand/wrist thing, so hopefully it was nothing.
Jun 18 - 1:25 AM

Miguel Cabrera finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored as the Tigers earned a 6-0 win over the Reds on Monday.

Cabrera doubled in the first two runs in the Tigers' four-run sixth inning. He has multiple hits in four consecutive games and is hitting .344/.444/.595 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI.
Jun 15 - 10:05 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored as the Tigers easily defeated the Indians on Sunday.

Cabrera hit a solo shot in the fourth inning to make it a 2-0 lead. He scored after singling in each of the sixth and eighth innings as well. The perennial MVP candidate owns an amazing .341/.444/.592 batting line with 14 home runs, 45 RBI, and 36 runs scored on the season.
Jun 14 - 5:46 PM

Miguel Cabrera homered and drove home four runs, powering the Tigers to a 4-0 victory over the Indians on Friday.

Cabrera launched a monstrous three-run homer off Danny Salazar to open the game's scoring in the sixth inning, and tacked on an RBI double in the eighth. He finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk, raising his terrific season slash to .330/.436/.577 to go along with 13 homers and 43 RBI.
Jun 12 - 9:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Shane Greene
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Ian Krol
7Neftali Feliz
8Buck Farmer
9Joe Nathan