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Miguel Cabrera | First Baseman | #24

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / MIA
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Miguel Cabrera (back) is back in the Tigers' lineup Monday.
Cabrera sat out Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with lower back tightness. It's something that's plagued him for basically all season and he might need extra days off down the stretch, but there are no plans to shut him down. He's in the designated hitter spot Monday, with Efren Navarro covering first base. Sep 18 - 4:24 PM

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Miguel Cabrera (back) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Cabrera departed Saturday's game with lower back tightness, an ailment that's bothered him off and on throughout the season. Manager Brad Ausmus has no intention of shutting Miggy down, however. "He's about to get four months off," Ausmus said. "He needs four months and two weeks? Come on. Baseball players are paid to play baseball. If they are physically able to play, they play." Efren Navarro is at first base Sunday.
Sep 17 - 11:07 AM

Miguel Cabrera exited Saturday's game against the White Sox with lower back tightness.

Cabrera went 0-for-2 before John Hicks replaced him at first base in the fifth inning. He's considered day-to-day.
Sep 16 - 8:00 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 and hit his 16th homer in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

The Tigers managed to hit four homers today and still lose by 10 runs. Cabrera's homer was his 462nd, again moving him past Adrian Beltre for the moment and putting him back into second place among active players. He's tied with Jose Canseco and Adam Dunn for 35th overall.
Sep 14 - 5:11 PM

Miguel Cabrera finished 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in the Tigers' loss to the Indians on Monday.

It's been a dreadful 2017 season for the 34-year-old slugger and he has looked especially bad in September -- when not serving a six-game suspension for punching Yankees catcher Austin Romine or resting his chronic back injury. There has to be some thought about shutting Cabrera down early.
Sep 11 - 10:44 PM

Miguel Cabrera returned to the Tigers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Fresh off of serving his six-game suspension for his role in the brawl with the Yankees, Cabrera is ready to return to action. He's starting at first base and batting third against Brett Anderson and the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. The 34-year-old is hitting just .248/.333/.398 with 14 homers and 57 RBI on the year.
Sep 9 - 12:17 PM

Miguel Cabrera's suspension has been reduced on appeal to six games instead of seven.

He'll begin serving his suspension on Saturday. The 34-year-old is in the midst of a very disappointing season, slashing just .248/.333/.398 with 14 homers and 57 RBI.
Sep 2 - 12:21 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) is back in the Tigers' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since he was pulled from Monday's game with back issues. Cabrera is in the designated hitter spot Friday and could be used their often down the stretch as the Tigers attempt to keep him healthy. Efren Navarro is at first base.
Sep 1 - 1:11 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Cabrera experienced a flare-up this week with his lingering lower back issue and wound up making just four total plate appearances in the Tigers' rare three-game set at Colorado's Coors Field. A missed opportunity for the veteran slugger. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus suggested Tuesday that Cabrera will likely have to battle back pain for the rest of his career.
Aug 31 - 8:54 AM

Miguel Cabrera (back) remains out of the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rockies.

Cabrera left Monday's series opener at Coors Field with lingering tightness in his lower back and he hasn't played since. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters late Tuesday night that this back issue could be something Cabrera is "going to have to deal with the rest of his career." John Hicks will start at first base and bat sixth Wednesday against Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis.
Aug 30 - 1:08 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said late Tuesday that Miguel Cabrera will probably have to battle back problems for the remainder of his career.

Cabrera was held out of the Tigers' lineup Tuesday at Coors Field after leaving Monday's series opener against the Rockies with lingering lower back tightness. It's something that has bothered him since the World Baseball Classic in March and he figures to need regular days off down the stretch this season. "Quite frankly, I think he’s going to have to deal with it the rest of his career," Ausmus said after Tuesday night's 7-3 loss in Colorado. "Probably, it’ll come and go. What you don’t want to do is make yourself worse, or create a bad habit that impacts performance or creates another problem." Cabrera, 34, is owed more than $185 million from the Tigers on a contract that runs through 2023 and he has produced a career-low .745 OPS here in 2017.
Source: Detroit News
Aug 30 - 8:57 AM

Miguel Cabrera (back) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Rockies.

Cabrera was lifted from Monday's series opener at Coors Field due to lower back tightness and he remains day-to-day. John Hicks is starting at first base and batting seventh Tuesday night against Colorado right-hander German Marquez.
Aug 29 - 4:40 PM

Miguel Cabrera has cleared revocable waivers.

Nicholas Castellanos, Victor Martinez, Justin Upton, Justin Verlander and Jordan Zimmerman also cleared waivers while Michael Fulmer, Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler were each claimed but blocked from being traded by the Tigers. Owed $184 million over the next six seasons (not including two vesting options at $30 million annually), it's highly unlikely anyone would trade for the aging Cabrera and his enormous contract.
Aug 29 - 3:29 PM

Miguel Cabrera was pulled from Monday's game in Colorado due to lower back tightness.

Cabrera's back has bothered him off and on throughout the season. He missed a couple games with the ailment earlier this month and figures to sit out at least Tuesday's contest.
Aug 28 - 10:50 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Cabrera followed Justin Upton's opposite-field blast by putting it in nearly the same spot, just above the reach of right fielder Avisail Garcia. The homer was the first since July 28 for the frustrated slugger, who's slashing .256/.340/.411 in 111 games this year. His frustration may have boiled over Thursday, costing him seven games after he "(incited) the first bench-clearing incident and fighting." He's playing now, but after his appeal is heard the 34-year-old will be taking a seat for at least a few games.
Aug 27 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
2Alex Presley
3Andrew Romine
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Tyler Collins
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Anibal Sanchez
5Matt Boyd
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Jeff Ferrell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Drew VerHagen
8Zac Reininger
9Blaine Hardy
10Jairo Labourt
11Myles Jaye
12Victor Alcantara