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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 was forced to leave Friday's game against the Twins after sustaining a bruised collarbone.
Cabrera suffered the injury when a ground ball took a bad hop and came up on him at first base. He was sent for precautionary X-rays which came back negative, and is listed as day-to-day. Jul 21 - 11:11 PM
Source: MLB.com

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Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Twins with an apparent injury after taking a ground ball to his chest.

Cabrera was drilled in the chest by a hard ground ball off the bat of Robbie Grossman in the fourth inning. The ball took a bad hop and hit him under his chin. While he was able to remain in the game and finish the inning defensively, he was pinch hit for during the next half inning. The Tigers should have an update on his status after the game.
Source: M-Live.com
Jul 21 - 10:36 PM

Miguel Cabrera drew a walkoff walk in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Tigers past the Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.

Blue Jays reliever Lucas Harrell walked two of the four batters he faced to give the game away. Cabrera also picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first, finishing 1-for-4 with two runs batted in. The veteran slugger is hitting .267/.359/.446 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI in 77 games this season for Detroit.
Jul 16 - 5:51 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4, scored three runs and drilled a two-run homer in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

His blast off reliever Mike Bolsinger helped turn the game into a rout. His other two hits were singles and he also drew a walk in the ballgame. Cabrera endured a sub-par first half but perhaps this is a sign his second half will be more like what we are accustomed to seeing from the aging superstar. He has a .267 batting average with 12 home runs and 43 RBI.
Jul 15 - 9:28 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 and scored a run in an interleague loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

Both hits were singles. Miggy was questionable for this game after leaving Tuesday's game early with a tight left hip. He is batting .266/.359/.452 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI. He's battled nagging injuries all year and could really use some rest over the All Star break.
Jul 5 - 11:08 PM

Miguel Cabrera (hip) is in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Giants.

Cabrera made an early exit from Tuesday's game after experiencing tightness in his left hip, but it was clearly nothing serious. He'll start at first base and bat fourth Wednesday versus San Francisco lefty Ty Blach.
Jul 5 - 3:43 PM

Miguel Cabrera (hip) said he expects to play Wednesday.

And manager Brad Ausmus concurred with that expectation. Cabrera made an early exit from Tuesday's game against the Giants after experiencing tightness in his left hip, but it's obviously nothing serious. The veteran slugger finished 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Tigers' 5-3 victory over San Francisco.
Jul 4 - 4:11 PM

Miguel Cabrera exited Tuesday's game against the Giants with left hip tightness.

Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a run scored before leaving after six innings. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day for now.
Jul 4 - 2:55 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run in his last four games in the first leg of Saturday's doubleheader, a 7-4 win over the Indians.

J.D. Martinez and Cabrera went back-to-back in the third inning, giving Miggy 11 homers in 66 games. He's hit safely in each of his last five games, homering in the first two contests of the Tigers' recent series with the Royals and then again Saturday. The 34-year-old is hitting .268/.363/.463 with 39 RBI and 29 runs scored and has been trending in the right direction in recent weeks.
Jul 1 - 5:12 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit a solo home run on a 2-for-4 night against the Royals on Wednesday.

He took starter Ian Kennedy over the wall in the sixth frame. The veteran superstar has battled some nagging injuries all season but seems to be slowly rounding into form and is now batting .265/.360/.454 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI. Those are not the numbers his owners were hoping for when they drafted him. Don't be surprised if he kicks it up a notch or two in the second half.
Jun 28 - 10:24 PM

Miguel Cabrera blasted a three-run homer on Tuesday, powering the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Royals.

Cabrera tagged Royals' starter Matt Strahm for the three-run shot in the third inning, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead and proving to be the difference in the ballgame. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. The 34-year-old slugger is having a down year by his standards, hitting .261/.358/.440 with nine homers and 37 RBI. He generally heats up as the weather gets warm though, so perhaps this is the start of his breakout.
Jun 27 - 11:19 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

After Robinson Cano cracked a grand slam to give the Mariners a 9-3 lead through seven innings, the Tigers at least tried to make a game of it. Cabrera pulled them to within four with his two-run homer in the eighth and they would score one more of the frame to draw to within a manageable 9-6 deficit. However, they would draw no closer. Cabrera has now gone deep in three of his last eight games. On the macro level, he is hitting to a .271/.370/.450 triple-slash with eight homers and 34 RBI across 218 at-bats.
Jun 23 - 1:17 AM

Miguel Cabrera punched a solo home run during Saturday's loss to the Rays.

He took Chris Archer over the wall in the sixth inning. It was his only hit of the night in four chances. Cabrera is not having one of his classic MVP-caliber seasons to this point as he has battled some nagging injuries including a bad back currently. He has been heating up of late though and has his line up to .280/.378/.460 with seven homers and 32 RBI. Don't be surprised if an epic hot streak kicks off sooner rather than later.
Jun 17 - 8:25 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit a walk-off, two-run homer to lead the Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Rays on Thursday.

Cabrera took a Tommy Hunter pitch the other way, with his blast barely clearing the outfield wall for the walk-off winner. He also doubled and scored another run in the game, finishing 2-for-5. He's got multiple hits in each of his last four games, swatting four doubles and Thursday's homer in those four games. Overall, the 34-year-old is hitting .280/.378/.446 with six homers and 31 RBI, and he seems to be heating up with the late spring weather. Though he did admit after the game that he's been playing through a back injury.
Jun 16 - 12:59 AM

Miguel Cabrera admitted after Thursday's game against the Rays that his back has been bothering him for "quite some time."

Cabrera hasn't looked like himself this year and now we have a better idea why. In addition to his back woes, Miggy has also battled through oblique and groin injuries. For now, it looks like Cabrera will tough it out and continue to play hurt. He beat the Rays with a walk-off two-run homer on Thursday while tying Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski for 37th on the all-time home run list. Even at far less than 100 percent, Cabrera is still better than most of the league.
Jun 16 - 12:01 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Alex Presley
2Andrew Romine
RF1Mikie Mahtook
2Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Wilson
2Shane Greene
3Alex Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Warwick Saupold
6Chad Bell
7Daniel Stumpf