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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 general manager Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that Miguel Cabrera will be ready by Opening day or "very, very close".
Dombrowski added that the team will know more on February 15 when he's reevaluated. If Cabrera is forced to miss a few games at the start of the season, Alex Avila is a candidate to see time at first base which would allow James McCann to handle the bulk of the early season work behind the plate. Jan 24 - 11:43 AM

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Miguel Cabrera was cleared to remove the walking boot from his surgically-repaired right foot during a visit with Dr. Robert Anderson on Thursday.

That's good news, but Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Thursday that Cabrera will still have to wait until a follow-up with Anderson next month to be cleared for baseball activities. "He's cleared to walk with that during activities of daily living here for the next month before he's reexamined in February," said Rand. "Hopefully at that time in February it'll come back clean and he'll be cleared to start conditioning activities, running and such." Cabrera figures to be behind at the start of spring training and it's unclear if he'll be ready in time for Opening Day.
Source: MLive.com
Jan 15 - 4:52 PM

Miguel Cabrera (ankle) won't be ready for the start of spring training.

Cabrera needed surgery in October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his right foot. He has a checkup with Dr. Robert Anderson in mid-February and the Tigers are hoping the slugger will be cleared for baseball activities at that time. It's obviously way too early to tell whether Cabrera will be in the Tigers' starting lineup on Opening Day.
Jan 12 - 3:05 PM

Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is scheduled to be reevaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson in February.

Cabrera is recovering from October surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle as well as to repair a stress fracture in his foot. He's currently in a walking boot and is able to put partial weight on the foot. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready for Opening Day.
Source: Detroit News
Jan 10 - 10:11 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:26:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:00:00 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.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 02:48:00 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.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:27:00 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).
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:31:00 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.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:54:00 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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:20:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:30:00 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.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:34:00 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.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:50:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
3Josh Wilson
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
10Tom Gorzelanny
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Angel Nesbitt