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Top Miguel Cabrera News

  • Miguel Cabrera: Option officially declined

    The Tigers declined Cabrera's $30 million option for 2024 on Friday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    This was a formality, of course, as Cabrera will receive an $8 million buyout and head into retirement. The future Hall of Famer will finish his career with 511 home runs, 3,174 hits, two MVPs and one triple crown.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Goes deep Wednesday

    Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, two runs scored and two total RBI in Wednesday's suspended contest against the Royals, which resumed Thursday.

    With Cabrera wrapping up his incredible career this weekend, the veteran showed a flash of his vintage form to reach 511 career home runs, which moves him into a tie with Mel Ott for 25th all time. He hasn't looked like a feared slugger often this season, though, as he only has four long balls and a .661 OPS. Cabrera has nine total home runs the last two years after reaching double figures every season during his career previously except for 2018, when he only played in 38 games due to injury.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Cabrera is not in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Royals.

    Cabrera finished out the completion of Wednesday's suspended game earlier in the day Thursday, but he'll start on the bench for the regularly-scheduled contest. The future Hall of Famer is expected to start all three games this weekend versus the Guardians before riding off into retirement.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Back on bench Saturday

    Cabrera (leg) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Cabrera played Friday after exiting the game Thursday due to a fouling a ball off his leg. He will get more rest Saturday with Andre Lipcius entering the lineup and Kerry Carpenter taking the designated hitter role.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Returns Friday

    Cabrera (leg) is in the lineup as Detroit's designated hitter Friday versus the Athletics.

    Cabrera made an early exit from Thursday's win over Oakland after fouling a ball off his leg, but the injury won't cost him any playing time. Cabrera has logged hits in six of his last seven games, going 8-for-26 with three RBI in that span.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Expected to play Friday

    Cabrera (leg) is expected to be in Friday's lineup against the Athletics, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Cabrera exited Thursday's game in Oakland after fouling a ball off his leg, but a fracture was quickly ruled out. Manager A.J. Hinch did say it's possible Cabrera will be scratched from the lineup if he's too sore.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Exits with leg injury

    Cabrera exited Thursday's game against the Athletics after fouling a ball off his lower leg, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Cabrera was replaced in the sixth inning, but the Tigers later clarified that there is no sign of a fracture. He's expected to be evaluated further after the game, and more details should emerge at that point.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Gets breather Sunday

    Cabrera is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

    Javier Baez will take a turn in the DH role while Zack Short plays shortstop. Cabrera went 4-for-9 with two RBI across the first two games of the Tigers' three-game weekend series in Anaheim.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Back in action Tuesday

    Cabrera (knee) is at designated hitter and batting sixth versus the Reds on Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

    It's the first start since Friday for Cabrera, who has dealt with a sore knee lately. The future Hall of Famer carries a lowly .653 OPS into Tuesday's action.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Sits with sore knee

    Cabrera is out of the lineup Sunday versus the White Sox due to a sore knee, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    It's not considered a serious issue, and Cabrera is expected to return to action Tuesday following Monday's scheduled team off day. Javier Baez will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter in Sunday's series finale against Chicago. Zach McKinstry is playing shortstop.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Heads to bench Sunday

    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    Cabrera will head to the bench for the day game after he went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a run in Saturday's 10-0 win. With Riley Greene (elbow) landing on the injured list Saturday, the Tigers are likely to deploy Kerry Carpenter in right field more frequently and open up more starts at designated hitter for Cabrera down the stretch for the final stanza of the 40-year-old's prolific career.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Four hits in blowout

    Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBI and one run scored in Saturday's 10-0 win over the White Sox.

    The 40-year-old Cabrera got the scoring started on his first-inning, run-scoring double and added RBI base hits in the fourth and sixth before miraculously legging out an infield single in the eighth. The first four-hit effort of Cabrera's final season brings his slash line to .257/.322/.349 with three home runs, 27 RBI and 17 runs across 81 games.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Taking seat Tuesday

    Cabrera is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest versus the Yankees.

    Cabrera served as the Tigers' designated hitter for the previous two games but will begin this one on the bench. Kerry Carpenter will be the DH and Riley Greene will play right field.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Goes deep in lopsided loss

    Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Sunday's 17-4 loss to the Astros.

    Cabrera's three-run blast came in the eighth inning off Phil Maton to finally get the Tigers on the board. It was just his third home run of the year but the 510th home run of his career, which moves him up to 26th on baseball's all-time list. Cabrera is now slashing .248/.318/.343 with 24 RBI, 16 runs and a 26:57 BB:K in 283 plate appearances as he's filled a semi-regular role most of the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 267 lbs
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Age: 40
Experience: 19
Bats/Throws: R, R