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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 singled in a run and struck out in two at-bats Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Cabrera was making his first appearance since suffering some back tightness in the WBC. He's not going to need many at-bats this week to ensure his presence in the Tigers' Opening Day lineup. Mar 26 - 4:08 PM

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Miguel Cabrera said Saturday that his back is improving and that he's scheduled to play first base in a Grapefruit League game on Sunday.

He'll take batting practice on Saturday and if all goes well he'll return to game action on Sunday. Provided he can avoid any further setbacks, he should be ready to go for the start of the regular season. At this point, there's no reason for his stock to be falling in fantasy drafts.
Mar 25 - 11:19 AM

Miguel Cabrera (back) admitted he isn't sure if he'll be ready for Opening Day.

"I don't know," said Cabrera on Thursday. "I will play when I am ready to play." Cabrera said he tweaked the right side of his back in his first game at the World Baseball Classic but now his left side hurts from overcompensating. He mostly played through the injury at the WBC but didn't look like himself, batting .190 over 21 at-bats. Cabrera still has a week and a half to get ready, but his health is something fantasy owners need to be aware of heading into drafts.
Mar 23 - 7:42 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) will be held out of action until Friday as a precaution.

Cabrera left a game in the World Baseball Classic last Thursday with some back tightness. It's not a major concern, and the Tigers are wise to play things safe with their veteran slugger.
Mar 22 - 12:28 PM

Miguel Cabrera (back) wasn't in the lineup for Team Venezuela Saturday against Puerto Rico.

Hernan Perez is filling in at first base. Cabrera left Thursday's game against the Dominican Republic with back tightness and there wasn't much point in risking further injury by putting him out there Saturday in a game that means nothing. We should have a better idea of Cabrera's status when he returns to Tigers camp.
Mar 18 - 4:22 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Miguel Cabrera (back) is likely to miss the remainder of the World Baseball Classic.

Cabrera was removed from Thursday's game due to tightness in his back and now it sounds like it could be more than just a minor issue. His focus will now be getting healthy and ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Mar 17 - 7:24 PM

Miguel Cabrera was removed from Thursday's World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic due to back tightness.

His manager Omar Vizquel called his removal purely precautionary. It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious or that the 33-year-old slugger will miss any time because of it. In 18 at-bats in the tournament, Cabrera is hitting .222/.364/.389 with a homer and three RBI.
Mar 17 - 8:04 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-2 and drew a walk as Venezuela fell to Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic on Friday.

As a team, the vaunted Venezuelan offense was able to muster only three total hits against Seth Lugo and company. Entering his age-33 season, Cabrera has shown no signs of slowing down and remains one of the most reliable first round options available in fantasy drafts.
Mar 11 - 12:05 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he has considered batting Miguel Cabrera second but probably won't do it.

"I know the theories behind hitting your best hitter second," the skipper told MLive.com. "But I don't know if it applies if your best hitter's not really a runner. Miggy's been pretty successful hitting third." Nick Castellanos will probably open the 2017 season as the Tigers' primary No. 2 hitter.
Source: MLive.com
Feb 23 - 11:27 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Tigers are unlikely to trade Miguel Cabrera.

Per Heyman, "there's never been anything close." Moving Cabrera was never a likely outcome considering how much money Cabrera is owed over the next seven seasons ($212 million). While it looks like Cabrera is staying put, the Tigers are reportedly still open to trading Justin Verlander and perhaps even Victor Martinez. Cabrera is coming off another brilliant season (.318, 38 HR, 108 RBI) and should be in Detroit for the long haul.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow shot down the possibility of a Miguel Cabrera trade.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Wednesday that the Astros are planning an offseason pursuit of Miguel Cabrera (via trade) or Edwin Encarnacion (through free agency), but the Cabrera part seems to have been based off very little actual substance. "I was asked, 'Would we consider a trade for a Hall of Fame-caliber first baseman', and (replied) 'we're considering everything,'" Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle. "I think the media kind of ran with that." Cabrera turns 34 years old next April and is still owed $212 million guaranteed on a contract that could potentially run through 2025. He continues to mash even as time takes its usual toll, but it'll be a chore to get him out of Detroit -- on all ends. Miggy holds a full no-trade clause.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 08:57:00 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Astros will pursue Miguel Cabrera or Edwin Encarnacion this offseason.

Morosi notes that the Astros only have two players signed beyond 2017, so they could be positioned for a big-ticket item as they attempt to go all in. Of course, these are very different situations, as Encarnacion is one of the top free agent bats while Cabrera would be acquired via trade. Cabrera, who turns 34 in April, is owed $220 million over the next seven seasons. Such a contract is difficult to move, but the Tigers are expected to be open-minded this winter as they look toward the future.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 12:03:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Tigers "will listen to trade offers on everybody" this offseason.

The report comes after general manager Al Avila said earlier this week that the club needs to slash some payroll. Olney cautions that "there's a big difference between listening to offers and executing trades" and adds that the Tigers aren't expected to go through "a full-blown fire sale." However, he does note that the team is willing to at least talk about trading such stars as Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, along with essentially everyone else on the roster (other than a guy like Michael Fulmer, who will be cheap for a while). It looks like Detroit will be very active this winter.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Miguel Cabrera launched a pair of home runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a critically-important 6-2 victory over the Braves in Atlanta.

In a game that the Tigers absolutely needed to win, Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers' offense came through in a big way. Ian Kinsler started the game with a solo homer and two batters later Cabrera socked a two-run blast to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. He added on a solo shot in the third inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .315/.394/.565 with 38 homers and 108 RBI in what has been another outstanding season.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Miguel Cabrera hammered a three-run homer in the final frame as the Tigers beat the Indians 6-3 in a rainy five inning game on Wednesday.

The umpires called the game as soon as it became a legal contest after five innings. Cabrera's blast in the bottom of the fifth was his 36th of the season. He stroked a single earlier in the game and finished 2-for-3. He is batting .313 with 105 RBI in yet another MVP-caliber season.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Miguel Gonzalez
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Omar Infante
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Juan Perez
3Jim Adduci
CF1Tyler Collins
2Mikie Mahtook
3JaCoby Jones
4Alex Presley
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Anibal Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Mike Pelfrey
7Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Shane Greene
3Justin Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Alex Wilson
6Kyle Ryan
7Daniel Stumpf
8Blaine Hardy