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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 Saturday that resting Miguel Cabrera (ankle) for 4-5 days is "a possibility."
Cabrera has been nursing a nagging right ankle injury for a while and had to exit the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. However, Ausmus isn't sure a few days of rest will make a difference, noting that Cabrera probably won't be fully healthy for the rest of the season. He is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday. "It's a possibility," Ausmus said of resting Cabrera. "But this thing comes and goes. Prior to today, the last couple days he said it felt really good. Then today it flares up again. I don't know if four or five days -- although we've discussed it -- I don't know if four or five days would do anything, because sometimes he comes in from sleeping overnight and it feels good." Aug 31 - 11:32 AM

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Miguel Cabrera made an early exit from the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox after appearing to aggravate his lingering right ankle injury.

It was overly ambitious of the Tigers to think that Cabrera -- who has been limping around for weeks -- could gut it out for both games. He looked to be in serious discomfort on a groundout in the top of the fourth inning and did not take the field for the bottom of the fourth. Cabrera can probably be considered day-to-day through the rest of 2014.
Aug 30 - 8:32 PM

Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury and is still noticeably gimpy. Unless it gets worse, though, he figures to play through the ailment.
Aug 27 - 4:46 AM

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

Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury recently and aggravated it while playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader. He could be available to pinch-hit and seems likely to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Don Kelly is getting the start at first base Sunday.
Aug 24 - 12:43 PM

Miguel Cabrera aggravated a right ankle injury on a slide into home plate on Wednesday night.

James Schmehl of says "it's minor, but something to keep an eye on." Cabrera is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Thursday afternoon in Tampa Bay. The perennial MVP candidate is having a relatively down year, with an .885 OPS and 17 homers in 123 games.
Aug 21 - 11:07 AM

Miguel Cabrera had a nice night in Friday's loss to the Mariners, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

Cabrera also walked in the ballgame. While he's having a down year by his standards, he's still hitting a solid .309/.370/.512 with 17 homers and 86 RBI. He also leads the league with 39 doubles.
Aug 15 - 10:03 PM

Back at third base, Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 on Monday, raising his average to .308.

With the Tigers playing in Pittsburgh, Cabrera made his seventh start and ninth appearance at the hot corner this season. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he'll get enough time there to qualify in 20-game-eligibility leagues next year. Still, he could also regain eligibility later on.
Aug 11 - 11:11 PM

Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees.

It's presumably just a routine day of rest for the big slugger. Don Kelly is starting at first base.
Aug 7 - 10:07 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Rockies on Sunday.

Cabrera's RBI in the third inning got the Tigers on the board, and he came around to score on Victor Martinez' home run. The run batted in gave Cabrera 83 RBI on the year, second-most in the American League. The first baseman has a six-game hitting streak that has raised his line to .315/.372/.532 overall.
Aug 3 - 4:16 PM

Miguel Cabrera hit his seventeenth home run of the season on Saturday.

Cabrera finished the game 1-for-3 with two runs scored. The home run off of Tyler Matzek (measured at 445-feet) was the longest one that's been hit at Comerica this season. Cabrera might not be putting up quite the monster home run totals that he has in the past, but he's still capable of making baseballs wish they didn't exist.
Aug 2 - 11:47 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as the Tigers pounded the Diamondbacks 11-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Arizona's Chase Field.

Cabrera singled and scored in the top of the fourth inning and then slugged a three-run shot to give the Tigers some insurance in the top of the eighth. The Detroit slugger has gone 2-for-4 in three straight games and is now batting .315/.372/.539 with 15 home runs and 80 RBI in 97 total games this season.
Jul 23 - 7:08 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, including an RBI single in the first.

The RBI knock gave Cabrera 77 batted in on the year. Ho hum. Death, taxes, Miguel Cabrera knocking in runs on a nightly basis. What are "things that are a given," Alex? While Mike Trout seems destined for the AL MVP award this year, Cabrera continues to be consistently spectacular. He's slashing .313/.369/.531.
Jul 23 - 1:38 AM

Miguel Cabrera had a nice day at the plate as the Tigers dropped the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

He and Austin Jackson were the only two hitters in the Tigers order who could figure out Corey Kluber on this one, accounting for five of the team's seven total hits. With the three-hit effort, Cabrera is now hitting .313/.370/.538 on the season.
Jul 19 - 4:24 PM

Days after refuting a report that his surgically-repaired groin was still bothering him, Miguel Cabrera swiped his first base of the season in Friday's loss to the Indians.

While the timing is probably just coincidental, there's a chance that Cabrera just wanted to show off how spry he could be. With his 2-for-4 effort Friday, he's now hitting .308/.366/.533 on the season to go along with 14 homers and a league-leading 75 RBI.
Jul 18 - 11:56 PM

Miguel Cabrera has denied a story from USA Today in which he was quoted as saying in Spanish that his surgically-repaired groin still bothers him on occasion.

"There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,'" Cabrera told USA Today. "It's part of the process. The same thing is happening to Justin Verlander, but the difference is he pitches every five days, so you don't see it as frequently." Cabrera also added that he thinks the groin ailment has "affected me quite a bit, like last year, when in the last month I wasn't using my bottom half, my feet and the waist area." When asked Tuesday by the Detroit News about the story, Cabrera said he "didn't say that." It's possible Cabrera was misquoted by USA Today, but it's also hard to believe that he didn't admit that the groin is still at least a bit of an issue. Cabrera is hitting a terrific .306/.364/.534, though it's well off his .337/.425/.612 line from over the previous four seasons. He's also on pace for just 25 home runs.
Source: Detroit News
Jul 16 - 9:52 AM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Luke Putkonen
11Joel Hanrahan
12Bruce Rondon