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24 Miguel Cabrera 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 4/18/1983 | Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $21,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 7.24
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Tigers' Miguel Cabrera takes batting practice on Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was able to take batting practice on the field on Monday, according to mlive.com.

It was the first time this spring Cabrera was able to take BP on the field. He also ran on the AlterG treadmill the club recently ordered and received. Manager Brad Ausmus said the team has been constantly checking in with Cabrera, and knew he would be able to get back on the field a couple of days ago. When asked about Cabrera's performance, Ausmus said, "he looked good."

Cabrera came into camp limited with an ankle injury. He's working his way back and hopes to be ready for opening day. The 31-year-old hit .313/.371/.524 over 611 at-bats last year. 


Tigers star Miguel Cabrera getting closer to fielding grounders


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday star slugger Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is running at 65 percent body weight with a slight incline on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, per MLive.com. 

Ausmus added once Cabrera gets to 80 percent body weight on the treadmill, he can start fielding grounders hit directly to him.

Cabrera already has the option to hit on the field against a batting practice pitcher. However, he has chosen to hit in the batting cages.


Alter-G treadmill for Cabrera, Iglesias arrives at Tigers' camp


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) The Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill arrived at Tigers' camp on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Both Miguel Cabrera and Jose Iglesias will use the treadmill in order to rehab their injuries. The machine allows the players to run at a reduced weight, decreasing the stress they will put on their legs during workouts. 

Both Cabrera and Iglesias are hoping to be ready for the start of the season. 


Ausmus: Cespedes will pair up with Cabrera to improve his hitting


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that in order to encourage Yoenis Cespedes to more of a well-rounded offensive threat, he'll have Cespedes paired up in the same hitting group as Miguel Cabrera this spring, reports MLive.com.

"I think the best way to do it is to put him in the same hitting group as Miggy," Ausmus said. "Miggy does that a lot. Honestly. I'm being dead serious. Put him in the same hitting group as Miggy and let him watch the best hitter in the game do it on a daily basis."

Cespedes, 29, was acquired in a December trade with Boston. He hit .260 with 100 RBI last season between Oakland and Boston. He owns a .263 average, .464 slugging percentage and .780 OPS in 416 games over three MLB seasons.


Tigers' Cabrera arrives to camp in great shape despite limited activity


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday first baseman Miguel Cabrera arrived to camp in great shape, despite being limited in the offseason due to ankle surgery in October.

"He looks good," Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "He's walking around good. He's stayed in shape. ... He wasn't sitting on the couch eating Cheetos.

"He was very limited for the first six weeks. But he looks good. It's certainly good to have him here."

Cabrera was cleared to begin basic baseball activities last week. The Tigers remain hopeful Cabrera will be ready around the start of the season.


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera reports no pain after hitting session


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was able to begin hitting Thursday and reported no pain to manager Brad Ausmus, reports the Detroit News.

Cabrera is recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle. He is expected to report to camp later this week.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) could be ready close to opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) The Tigers announced Wednesday first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been cleared to initiate non-impact baseball activity, including hitting and throwing, following Dr. Robert Anderson's review of Cabrera's CT scan. Cabrera underwent surgery in late October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

He will begin a running progression until full weight-bearing is achieved. While the team has no definite timetable for Cabrera, they remain optimistic he "could be ready close to opening day."


Report: Tigers' Miguel Cabrera to get foot evaluated on Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Miguel Cabrera will get his surgically-repaired right foot examined on Tuesday, before the first baseman reports to Tigers' spring training next week, MLB.com reported

While removing a bone spur from Cabrera's right ankle during the offseason, Charlotte, NC surgeon Robert Anderson found and repaired a previously-unknown fracture in Cabrera's right foot. 

Anderson will check the progress of Cabrera's rehab from the surgeries and give his foot a CT. 

If Cabrera's healing has made sufficient progress, he'll be cleared to begin workouts with the rest of the Tigers next week, although trainers expect him to have some catching up to do with his conditioning. 

Update: Cabrera had the CT scan, as scheduled on Tuesday. The results were sent to Dr. Anderson, who will provide the team with a report on his condition on Wednesday. 


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera not expected to miss much time with injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not expected to miss much time with his ankle injury, according to the Detroit Free Press

Cabrera had ankle surgery to remove bone spurs shortly after the season, and has been recovering during the offseason. He was recently cleared to ditch his walking boot, and will be re-evaluated by team doctors on Feb. 15. General manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters Cabrera shouldn't miss much time due to the injury. "We're hopeful at that point he gets turned loose," Dombrowski said. "If he's not ready for Opening Day, it's going to be very, very close."

The 31-year-old Cabrera hit .313/.371/.524 over 611 at-bats last year. 


Tigers GM: Avila could see 1B time if Cabrera isn't ready for opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that if Miguel Cabrera is unable to play when the season opens, the team will look to Alex Avila as a possible short-term replacement at first base, per MLB.com.

"If he's not ready by opening day, it's gonna be very, very close. We'll know more Feb. 15," Dombrowski said.

Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in a bone at the top of his foot on Oct. 22. He was cleared to remove his walking boot earlier in January and is expected to be reexamined on Feb. 15, right before Detroit's first full-squad workouts.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) ditches walking boot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was cleared to remove his walking boot, per his social media account on Thursday.

Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in a bone at the top of his foot on Oct. 22.. He had the boot removed by his surgeon, Dr. Robert Anderson, and will be wearing arched shoes for during "daily living" for the next month before his CT scan in February, team trainer Kevin Rand told MLive.com. His CT scan appointment will come a week before Detroit's first full-squad workouts.

"He's cleared to walk with that during activities of daily living here for the next month before he's reexamined in February," Rand said. "Hopefully at that time in February it'll come back clean and he'll be cleared to start conditioning activities, running and such."

Cabrera remains without a timetable to start a full conditioning program. His status for the season opener will likely depend on the results of his exam.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera likely won't be full go at start of camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) The Tigers aren't expecting first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who is recovering from ankle surgery, to be full go at the start of spring training, trainer Kevin Rand said Monday.

Cabrera is scheduled to wear a walking boot until a mid-February follow-up exam with Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the surgery in October. If all goes well, Cabrera will be cleared for baseball activities. The Tigers begin full-squad workouts Feb. 24.

"Obviously, he isn’t a position from a conditioning standpoint at that point," Rand said, per MLB.com.

The Tigers still aren't certain about Cabrera's opening-day status. Detroit opens the season April 6 against the Twins.

"That’s too far out right now," Rand said. "First of all, we have to get him cleared to do the activities."

Cabrera is currently doing partial weight-bearing activities.


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (ankle) to have CT scan in February


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is currently in a partial weight-bearing stage of his recovery from offseason ankle surgery. He'll need to pass a CT scan in February when he consults with Robert Anderson, a Charlotte, N.C., orthopedic surgeon in order to move into a full weight-bearing program, reports the Detroit News.

"His rehab has gone well," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said on Friday. "He's in a partial weight-bearing stage, six weeks in a boot, which began just before Christmas. He'll get back and see Dr. Anderson next month and hope the CT scan will show that everything's well and that he can move into a full weight-bearing program."

It remains to be seen if Cabrera will be at 100 percent in time for opening day.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera ditches walking boot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is no longer in a walking boot, per his social media account on Monday.

Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in a bone at the top of his foot on Oct. 22.

The injuries caused a drop in Cabrera's power numbers in 2014, as he finished the year with a .313 batting average, 25 homers and 109 RBI over 611 at-bats. He is still on track to be re-evaluated once he's three months removed from the procedure. However, there's no update on when he'll be fully recovered this spring, per the Detroit News.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera goes under the knife


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in a bone at the top of his foot on Wednesday, the team announced on Friday, per MLB.com. Cabrera, who was plagued by the injury throughout the season, batted .313 with 25 homers and 109 RBI over 611 at-bats. Cabrera is expected to be re-evaluated in three months.

Report: Miguel Cabrera might not need surgery on ankle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Tigers general manager and president Dave Dombrowski believes the large bone spur in the right ankle of slugger Miguel Cabrera might not require surgery, per MLB.com.

"Is it a possibility? I'd say it is a possibility," Dombrowski said. "I don't know if it's going to happen or not. Sure. There's a spur in there, and people that have looked at him so far tell me that it has to be removed. It's a relatively easy - for them - procedure. But I don't want to draw any conclusions yet, because he's not done with that whole process."

Cabrera performed better down the stretch despite an ankle ailment that plagued him throughout the year. He won American League Player of he Year honors in September by batting .379 with eight home runs and 18 RBI.


Tigers GM: Miguel Cabrera might undergo ankle surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday first baseman Miguel Cabrera could undergo ankle surgery in the offseason, per MLB.com. Cabrera was bothered by bone spurs in his right ankle during the second half of the season.

"I'd say [surgery] is a possibility. I don't know if it's going to happen," Dombrowski said. "There's a spur in there, and people tell me if it has to be removed, it is for them a relatively simple procedure."


Miguel Cabrera slugs 25th home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in his team's 11-4 loss to the Twins Friday.

Cabrera collected an RBI single in the fifth inning to put his team within three runs of the lead, but by the time he tacked on a solo home run in seventh, the Tigers were behind six runs with little hope of pulling out the win. The Royals are now one back of the Tigers for the division lead with two games left to play.

Cabrera has put an exclamation point on another fantastic season by homering in back-to-back games. He has hit .315/.373/.528 with 25 home runs and 109 RBI in 604 at-bats. Cabrera has been even better in September, hitting .396/.427/.750 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 96 at-bats this month.


Miguel Cabrera dominant in September


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has taken flight in September, hitting .463/.507/.836 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 67 at-bats.

Cabrera has collected multiple hits in nine of his 17 games this month, and he's a whopping 11 for 20 over his last five games, smacking four doubles and one home run during that stretch. With the excellent stretch, Cabrera has boosted his line to .318/.380/.527 with 23 home runs and 104 RBI in 575 at-bats.


Miguel Cabrera starts despite bone spur


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who hobbled off the field in the seventh inning Sunday after aggravating his injured ankle, was back in the starting lineup Monday against the Royals, but at DH.

Cabrera has been dealing with a bone spur in his right ankle for several weeks, prompting speculation that he'll need surgery in the offseason. But manager Brad Ausmus said that's not necessarily the case.

"I don't know where that came from, because we don't know what is going to happen," he said. "The consensus is that there's one spur causing the aggravation."

Cabrera hasn't let the injury slow him at the plate. He's batting .500 (15 for 30) with five home runs in his last seven games.


Miguel Cabrera slugs two homers in losing effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera put together yet another productive effort Saturday, though it came in a 5-4 loss to the Giants.

Cabrera went 2 for 4 for his fifth multi-hit performance in the last six games, and both of his hits were big ones. He clubbed a pair of home runs in the game, and finished with three RBI and two runs scored in the loss.

Cabrera has four home runs in the first six games of September, besting his total from the previous two combined. He is hitting .309/.369/.513 with 21 home runs and 97 RBI in a down season.


Miguel Cabrera blasts two home runs in four-hit game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera exploded offensively Monday, going 4 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI in his team's 12-1 win over the Indians.

Cabrera kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning and tacked on a solo shot in the eighth. He hadn't homered since Aug. 2 before Monday, and it was his first multi-homer game of the season. Cabrera has hit .304/.367/.501 with 19 home runs and 94 RBI in 513 at-bats.


Miguel Cabrera returns to lineup as designated hitter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to the lineup as a designated hitter Monday afternoon at Cleveland, the Detroit News reports. Cabrera re-aggravated his ankle while trying to leg out a hit on Saturday. He is hitting .299/.363/.486 with 17 homers and 91 RBI over 508 at-bats.

Miguel Cabrera sits out due to sore ankle


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the White Sox due to a sore ankle. Don Kelly started in Cabrera's absence Sunday.

"(Head athletic trainer) Kevin Rand had talked to him to get an idea of how he feels," manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "It was based on that discussion. It's day to day. We'll see (Monday)."


Tigers considering resting Miguel Cabrera for a stretch of games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that he is considering sitting first baseman Miguel Cabrera for a stretch of game to rest his sore ankle, MLB.com reports.

"I've talked to him about that," Ausmus said. "We talked about that in Detroit a couple days ago, so it's a possibility. But this thing comes and goes. Prior to today, the last couple days, he said it felt really good. And then today it flared up again. Although we discussed it, I don't know if four or five days would do anything, because sometimes he comes in from sleeping overnight and feels good."

Cabrera re-aggravated his ankle while trying to leg out a hit in the fourth inning of Game 2 of a doubleheader against the White Sox. His status remains uncertain for Sunday because the team wants to see how he feels in the morning.