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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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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that the team has considered a contingency plan in case Miguel Cabrera (ankle) isn't ready for Opening Day.
Cabrera underwent surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot. He's set to be re-evaluated next month, at which point the team will have an idea as to his timetable. "Well, we might eventually, but we've got to wait until January to find out where Miggy is at," Ausmus said. "If the report at that point is that it could be close in terms of time, then we might have to. But right now, we'll just wait and see what happens with Miggy." The skipper declined to reveal what the contingency plan might involve. Dec 12 - 12:26 PM

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Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot.

It had been known that Cabrera dealt with bone spurs down the stretch, but the stress fracture is a new revelation. The slugger will be re-evaluated in three months, so there would seem to be a chance that he'll be slowed at the beginning of spring training. Barring a setback, however, it shouldn't affect his availability for Opening Day.
Oct 24 - 10:00 AM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that a final decision hasn't yet been made on ankle surgery for Miguel Cabrera.

Cabrera was hobbled down the stretch with painful bone spurs in his right ankle and he's still considering his options. The timeline for a final decision isn't clear.
Oct 14 - 2:48 PM

Miguel Cabrera belted a solo homer and drew a walk in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Cabrera's solo blast in the top of the eighth inning cut the Orioles' lead to one, but the O's then exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the frame. It was one of three longballs the Tigers hit, as Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez slugged back-to-back shots in the second inning.
Oct 2 - 9:27 PM

Victor Martinez went 0-for-3 on Sunday to finish the season with a .335 average.

With Jose Altuve going 2-for-4, it didn't matter what Martinez did today; he wasn't going to win the batting title. Still, it was a fabulous season for the 35-year-old DH. His .409 OBP led the AL, and his .974 OPS was tops in either league. He bested his previous high OPS by nearly 100 points (.879 in 2007).
Sep 28 - 4:31 PM

Miguel Cabrera continued his torrid hitting in Friday's loss to the Twins, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI.

The two-time reigning MVP has been murdering the baseball since the calendar flipped to September, hitting .396 (38-for-96) with eight homers and 18 RBI in 24 games as the Tigers charge toward another Central Division crown. For the season, he's hitting a healthy .315/.373/.528 with 25 long balls and 109 RBI.
Sep 26 - 10:54 PM

Miguel Cabrera socked a solo homer, his only hit in four at-bats, in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Cabrera padded the Tigers' lead to 3-0 at the time when he went yard against Trevor May in the bottom of the fourth. He isn't very likely to add another MVP award to his collection, but he's had another fine season, currently batting .312/.371/.520 with 24 home runs, 107 RBI, and 99 runs scored.
Sep 25 - 10:20 PM

Miguel Cabrera kept the Tigers ahead of the Royals in the AL Central, delivering a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against the White Sox on Tuesday.

The Tigers led 3-0 going into the top of the ninth, but David Price lost his bid for a shutout, allowing three runs to score. With the Royals having taken care of business with the Indians, the Tigers were in danger of falling back into a tie in the AL Central. Cabrera, though, helped them maintain their lead with his 105th RBI on a walk-off single in the bottom half of the ninth. Cabrera, who finished 2-for-5 with a double, has had another productive season, hitting .314/.374/.520 with 23 home runs.
Sep 23 - 10:30 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with two doubles Wednesday in the loss to the Twins.

He finally made an out in the ninth when he flew out to the warning track. Cabrera's doubles were the Tigers' only extra-base hits of the night. He now has 48 doubles, just two shy of his career high from way back in 2005.
Sep 17 - 11:34 PM

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back homers in the top of the ninth as the Tigers beat the Twins 8-6 on Monday.

The Tigers threw away a 6-0 lead before Hunter and Cabrera powered them back on top off Casey Fein. Cabrera ended up 3-for-5 with three runs scored, collecting his 23rd homer and his 46th double. He's hitting .436 with six homers and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this month.
Sep 15 - 11:50 PM

Miguel Cabrera is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Monday against the Royals.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged Sunday night that Cabrera has bone spurs in his right ankle, but that was just after Cabrera had led Detroit to a 6-1 victory over the Giants with a homer and three RBI. Cabrera is going to continue playing through the discomfort before considering surgical options this winter.
Sep 8 - 12:23 PM

Miguel Cabrera homered and drove home three runs, leading the Tigers to a 6-1 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

The much-needed victory allowed the Tigers to salvage one game from the three-game weekend set. Cabrera took opposing starter Tim Hudson deep for a two-run homer in the third inning and added on an RBI single in the seventh. Battling through the pain of bone spurs in his ankle, he has been on fire at the dish this week, hitting .500 (15-for-30) with five homers and nine RBI in his last seven games.
Sep 8 - 12:09 AM

Miguel Cabrera clobbered a pair of home runs in a losing effort against the Giants on Saturday afternoon.

He blasted a two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner to get the Tigers on the board in the first inning then tagged Sergio Romo with a solo shot in the eighth. Despite his best efforts, the Tigers were thwarted by Madison Bumgarner and company. After an incredibly slow month of August, Cabrera has picked up the pace offensively since the calendar flipped to September. He's now hitting .309/.369/.513 with 21 homers and 97 RBI on the season.
Sep 6 - 4:21 PM

Miguel Cabrera followed up Monday's two-homer night with a three-hit Tuesday in a win against the Indians.

Cabrera singled twice and doubled over five at-bats. Though recently bothered by an ankle injury, Cabrera has not looked hampered at the plate. He's slashing .307/.369/.504 with 19 home runs and 94 RBI on the season.
Sep 2 - 11:10 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and finished 4-for-5 in the Tigers' 12-1 win over the Indians on Monday.

Cabrera was in one of his scary zones on Labor Day. He hit a two-run homer in the first inning and book-ended that with a solo shot in the eighth. In between, he hit a few singles. He finished the game with three RBI and four runs scored. While Cabrera's season slash line of .304/.367/.501 would be considered great for almost any other player, for Cabrera it constitutes a slight down year. Most noticeably, even with the two home runs on Monday, Cabrera has only hit 19 long balls during the 2014 campaign. He had only hit three in the second-half coming into Monday's firestorm.
Sep 1 - 9:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
3Wynton Bernard
4Xavier Avery
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Joel Hanrahan
6Bruce Rondon
7Alex Wilson
8Blaine Hardy
9Josh Zeid
10Kyle Ryan
11Buck Farmer
12Luke Putkonen
13Angel Nesbitt