by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/21/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was serving as the designated hitter for Thursday's game against the Rays after aggravating an ankle injury Wednesday, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters.
Cabrera has served as the DH in 13 of his 123 games this season. Ausmus does not think this injury is much of a concern moving forward.
Does Avisail Garcia have value this season?
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (8/16/2014)
White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is back. After suffering a brutal shoulder injury April 9, there was a good chance Garcia would miss the rest of the season. That's no longer the case. Garcia worked his way back, and has dominated during a rehab assignment, hitting .340 over 13 games. Garcia entered the year as a late-round, high-upside player, so his activation should intrigue Fantasy owners. Will Garcia produce enough to help teams down the stretch?
The answer partially depends on how you evaluated Garcia entering the season. Scouts have been mixed. Garcia hasn't shown the best command of the strike zone while coming up as a prospect, but has tremendous physical skills. He frequently drew comparisions to Miguel Cabrera due to his body type. The White Sox obviously think highly of Garcia. The club not only dealt for him last season, but plugged him into the middle of the order immediately.
On a performance-basis, it's tough to know what to expect. Garcia performed admirably in 2013, and got off to a promising start in 2014. Unfortunately, his 2014 performance consists of 34 plate appearances.
The White Sox aren't expecting a dropoff. In his first game off the disabled list, Garcia will hit behind Jose Abreu. That's a desirable job for nearly any hitter in the majors. He'll also hit behind Adam Eaton, who quietly has a .370 on-base percentage. That should give Garcia some nice RBI opportunities, at least when Abreu doesn't go deep.
Even in a best case scenario, it's tough to recommend Garcia as anything more than a reserve in mixed leagues. Outfield is deep, and there are other players on the waiver wire with better numbers than Garcia. While there's upside with Garcia, no one knows how good he can be at this point in his career. Given the choice between picking up an unknown in Garcia or a guy like Christian Yelich, a safe owner would choose Yelich almost every time.
Garcia's outlook hasn't really changed since the beginning of the season. If you liked him then, you should like him now. But given the depth in the outfield, it's tough to say owners should spring to pick him up on the waiver wire. In three outfielder leagues, he can stay out there. In anything deeper, he's definitely worth an add.
Miguel Cabrera catching a breather Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (8/7/2014) The Tigers have given slugger Miguel Cabrera a rare day off for the Thursday game against the host Yankees. Don Kelly is set to man first base.
Cabrera has been in a mini-slump with one hit in his last 10 at-bats. His .523 slugging percentage is more than 100 points down from a year ago.
Miguel Cabrera struggling - comparatively speaking
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (7/28/2014) Brilliant numbers are not necessarily typical numbers for Tigers stud first baseman Miguel Cabrera. He's batting .309 with 16 home runs, 81 RBI and .895 OPS. But he is scuffling in comparison to the stats he compiled before being slowed by abdominal issues in the second half of last season that required surgery.
Brad Ausmus recognizes that. "He's scuffling a little bit right now," he told the Detroit News. "I think he's been a little frustrated all year. Post-surgery - everything's not in sync. I think surgery is the root cause of it. It can take time. I think there are side effects from all of that."
Cabrera is hitless in his last nine at-bats and has just 16 home runs this season after slugging 44 in each of his last two years. His .531 slugging percentage is more than 100 points off what he compiled in 2013.
Miguel Cabrera goes yard during All-Star Game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (7/16/2014) Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera clubbed a home run in his first at-bat Tuesday.
Cabrera wasted little time getting to work. On the second pitch he saw, he belted a line drive out to left for a two-run shot. Cabrera lined out and flew out in his final two at-bats. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI.
Miguel Cabrera downplays quotes about recovery
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (7/15/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera did some back-tracking Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
During Monday's session with the media, Cabrera admitted his recovery from groin surgery hasn't been perfect. "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 reporter Jorge Ortiz. He added that both he and Justin Verlander were struggling with their recovery from surgeries, but both agreed not to make excuses for their performances.
Cabrera back-tracked on those statements Tuesday, telling reporters he was "good" when asked about those quotes. While Cabrera's numbers are lower than usual, he's still been exceptional on offense. Over 343 at-bats, Cabrera is hitting .306/.364/.534, with 14 home runs.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (7/11/2014) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera came back from his first off-day of the season reinvigorated Thursday, as he reached base four times in a 16-4 win over the Royals.
Cabrera went 2 for 3 in the game, and he drove in three runs in the first four innings as the Tigers ran up the score. He also walked twice and scored once in the big win.
Cabrera got off to a slow start -- by his standards -- but is back to seventh in the American League with a .926 OPS. He is batting .315/.376/.550 while ranking second in the AL with 73 RBI in 87 games.
Miguel Cabrera 'earned a day off'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (7/9/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers for the first time all season. As manager Brad Ausmus put it: "Miggy's earned a day off."
"I think he's the one guy who hasn't had a day off all year," Ausmus said, per MLive.com. "The best time would have been Sunday if they hadn't changed it to a night game, because historically he and David Price, the numbers are in Price's favor. But when they changed it to a night game, it kind of changed my thought process.
"It's tough to play matchups with Miggy because he hits most people. We're playing outside the division. We're actually playing outside the league, if you want to get technical. So that was kind of the thought process behind it."
Miguel Cabrera passes on Home Run Derby
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/7/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera turned down an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby, saying he doesn't want to mess with his swing, reports the Detroit Free Press. "I’ll enjoy watching it," said Cabrera, who competed in the 2010 Home Run Derby.
Cabrera is hitting .308 with 14 homers and 68 RBI. "I don’t want to mess with my swing anymore," Cabrera said. "I got enough going on with it."
American League starters revealed for All-Star Game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.
The following players were selected as starters by the fans:
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/30/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the A's Monday.
Cabrera tied the game at 1-1 with his sixth-inning blast before things got crazy in the final two innings, with the game ultimately ending on a walkoff grand slam. The slugger has hit .314/.366/.546 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 306 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera returns to first Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/12/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to the field Thursday.
Cabrera has been limited by hamstring issues over the past few days, but was able to serve as the team's designated hitter recently. He's apparently recovered enough to play the field Thursday. Cabrera is hitting .326/.375/.572 over 236 at-bats.
Hamstring issue has Miguel Cabrera serving as DH
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (6/11/2014) Despite getting a break with a rainout Tuesday night, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was slotted as designated hitter for the Wednesday game against the White Sox. Brad Ausmus is being careful with his tight left hamstring, according to MLB.com.
"He said it felt even better today, but that's all right," Ausmus told MLB.com. "We can give him another day to DH and see if the leg is ready to go go (Thursday), play first base."
Miguel Cabrera still dealing with hamstring tightness
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (6/10/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera blasted a 431-foot homer against the White Sox on Monday, but the slugger continues to deal with tightness in his left hamstring. "It felt better than (Sunday)," Cabrera told MLive.com. "But the last couple innings it started to get tight again. Hopefully, I can play on the field (Tuesday) and I get loose and go out there and play."
Cabrera is hitting .329 with 12 homers and 52 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera able to go
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (6/9/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who left Sunday's game with a tight hamstring, was in the lineup Monday against the White Sox. Cabrera is hitting .326 with 11 homers and 51 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera exits with left hamstring tightness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/8/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was removed from Sunday's game against the Red Sox because of left hamstring tightness.
Cabrera singled and left the game for a pinch-runner in the bottom of the sixth inning with the injury. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Tigers have listed him as day to day moving forward. He added a double and finished 2 for 3 with a run scored before leaving the game.
Cabrera is hitting .326 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 227 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Monday's game against the White Sox in Chicago.
Cabrera reaches four times in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/8/2014) The Red Sox had trouble getting Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera out Saturday, as he reached base four times in an 8-6 win.
Cabrera stepped to the plate five times and made just one out, via strikeout. He was a menace otherwise, going 3 for 4 with a walk, with two of his hits going for doubles. He scored once and drove in one run as well in the win.
Cabrera got off to a relatively slow start this season, but has found his stride. He is now fourth in the American League with a .321 batting average, while ranking second with 51 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera clubs his 10th home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/1/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera clubbed his 10th home run Saturday against the Mariners.
Cabrera stepped to the plate with the bases empty in the fourth inning. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Cabrera belted an 89 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He also singled later in the contest. Cabrera finished 2 for 4, with one run and one RBI.
Miguel Cabrera his typical slugging self in Seattle
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (5/31/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera continued to hit like Miguel Cabrera on Friday night. He extended his hitting streak to six with a single and two-run homer in the third inning. He sweetened his stat line to ..328/.374/.556 in the process.
Cabrera has slugged two homers in the last four games.
Miguel Cabrera clubs eighth home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/28/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera clubbed his eighth home run Tuesday.
In the third inning, Cabrera stepped to the plate against Sonny Gray. On a 91 mph cutter, Cabrera belted a home run out to left. Cabrera also singled during his first at-bat, going 2 for 4, with two runs and two RBI.
Cabrera is hitting .324/.369/.548 in 188 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera ready to go
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (5/26/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who left Sunday's game with a hamstring cramp, was in Monday's lineup against the Athletics. He's hitting .322 with seven homers and 42 RBI.
Cabrera went 1 for 3 with one walk before leaving the game. Cabrera entered Sunday batting .373 with a .675 slugging percentage and 1.090 OPS in 22 May games.
Miguel Cabrera given heave-ho from Wednesday game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (5/21/2014) Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been tossed from the Wednesday game in Cleveland by home plate umpire Tim Timmons for arguing a strike call in the sixth inning. Don Kelly took his place at the plate.
Teammate Ian Kinsler fanned on the previous pitch when Timmons ruled he had gone around. Kinsler appeared upset. Timmons declined to check with the first-place umpire on what looked like a checked swing on the replay.
Miguel Cabrera collects three hits in win over Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/18/2014) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made his presence felt at the plate on Sunday, driving in two runs in a 6-2 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.
Cabrera lined a single to shallow left field in the third that drove in a run and had a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He added a double and another single and finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI, improving his batting average to .316 on the year. He is second in the American League RBI (39), eighth in slugging percentage (.532) and seventh in OPS (.888).
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/18/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera belted his seventh home run Saturday against the Red Sox.
Cabrera stepped to the plate in the third inning with the bases empty. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Cabrera homered on a 94 mph fastball from John Lackey. Cabrera also singled and doubled during the game.
He finished 3 for 5, with one run and two RBI.
Miguel Cabrera blasts key three-run homer vs. Orioles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/13/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was 2 for 3 with a ninth-inning, three-run home run in his team's 4-1 win over the Orioles Tuesday.
Cabrera's two-out homer turned his team's 1-0 deficit into a lead they wouldn't relinquish in the bottom of the inning. He's turned things around in May after a slow start, giving himself a .298/.342/.504 line with six home runs and 33 RBI in 141 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera slugs fifth home run Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/10/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in his team's 9-3 win over the Twins Saturday.
Cabrera endured a slow start to the season, but he's certainly picked things up in May, going 11 for 37 with four doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI. He has hit .282/.329/.481 with five home runs and 28 RBI in 131 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera delivers home run vs. Astros
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/7/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 3-2 win over the Astros Wednesday.
Cabrera hasn't quite been the MVP-caliber hitter of years past this season, but he now has home runs in back-to-back games as well as a few weeks of excellent hitting after seeing his average sink as low as .206 in mid-April. Cabrera has hit .292/.336/.483 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 120 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera drives in four in blowout win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/7/2014) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera seemingly found his stroke Tuesday, in an 11-4 win over the Astros.
Cabrera matched Houston's run production on his own, as he drive in four runs in the game. He went 4 for 5 with two extra-base hits, including a solo home run to open the game in the first inning. He also scored twice in the blowout win.
Cabrera is now hitting .293 with 23 RBI in 28 games after a slow start, though he does have just three home runs in 116 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera achieves second three-RBI game of season
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (4/24/2014) Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera continued his awakening at the plate Thursday with two hits, including a critical two-RBI single in the seventh inning that gave his team some breathing room and a 5-2 lead.
Cabrera had already singled in a run in the third to provide Detroit the lead for good. He now has 13 RBI on the year.
Miguel Cabrera finds stroke with homer, three hits Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/22/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was able to pick things up offensively Tuesday, going 3 for 5 with one double, one home run and three RBI in his team's 8-6 win over the White Sox.
Cabrera had just one hit in 15 at-bats over his last four games and only one home run this season before turning in a fine performance in Tuesday's win. His line is up to .235/.297/.412 in 68 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera should get back in the swing of things
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/21/2014) After three weeks of play, it's impossible to ignore the persistent struggles of Miguel Cabrera, With the end of April just over a week away, the Tigers' slugger has a .648 OPS that is even lower than the .729 mark he posted last September when he was dealing with a groin tear.
According to the PitchFX data on FanGraphs.com, Cabrera is seeing the highest percentage of pitches in the strike zone (51.4 percent) of his career, and he has not been taking advantage of it. Though he is swinging and missing at a rate in line with his recent norms, Cabrera has been taking strikes far more often than he does typically and even more often than the major league average.
The swing percentage data on BrooksBaseball.net shows that Cabrera was also not swinging much last September. Then again, there have been plenty of other times when Cabrera has been a more passive hitter (Aug. 2012, for example), and it hasn't always corresponded with subpar performance. It's not clear why Cabrera isn't swinging the bat or what impact that has on his current slump. However, given that this is the trend that is most out of line with what he usually does at the plate, Fantasy owners can take comfort in knowing that Cabrera has gone through stretches like this before, and he's always come out them as a more aggressive and more powerful hitter.
Slow start continues for Miguel Cabrera
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/12/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 4 in Friday's loss to the Padres to continue his slow start to the season.
The winner of back-to-back MVP awards, Cabrera has hit just .250/.294/.406 with one home run and three RBI in 32 at-bats in his first eight games. He started at third base for the second time Friday, making his third overall appearance at the position as the Tigers continue a West Coast swing through the National League West.
Miguel Cabrera slugs first home run of season in win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (4/4/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera continued to show why he was given a lucrative contract Friday with another explosive performance.
Cabrera went 4 for 5 and capped his day with a two-run homer in the eighth inning in a defeat of Baltimore. He elevated his batting average to .417 in the process.
Jackson has primarily hit leadoff in his career, but after the spring he put together, Ausmus made the decision to hit him in the heart of the order. Jackson hit .429 (24 for 56) with two triples, two home runs, five doubles, 14 RBI and 17 runs in 18 spring games.
"The way Austin Jackson hit this spring, he was the best option to bat fifth," Ausmus said.
Report: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers agree on long-term extension
He's expected to earn $248 million guaranteed over eight years, FOXSports reports. Overall, the contract is expected to be a record $292-million, 10-year commitment, including the two years he has left on the previous deal. The Tigers will likely announce the deal on Friday.
Cabrera has .327/.407/.588 slash line with 227 homers and 737 RBI over his first six seasons with the Tigers. He had a career-high batting average of .348 last season to go along with 44 homers and 137 RBI.
Report: Tigers, Miguel Cabrera closing in on contract extension
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/27/2014) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers are closing in on a contract extension. Cabrera will need to take a physical before the deal can become official. Terms of the extension have not been announced.
Cabrera is currently on an eight-year, $152 million deal that expires at the end of the 2015 season. He has .327/.407/.588 slash line with 227 homers and 737 RBI over his first six seasons with the Tigers.
Report: Tigers begin preliminary negotiations with Miguel Cabrera
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/23/2014) The Tigers have opened talks with first baseman Miguel Cabrera on a contract extension, but the discussions remain very preliminary, sources told FOX Sports 1. Cabrera is under contract through the 2015 season.
Miguel Cabrera has multi-homer spring game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera crushed two home runs, leading Detroit to a 17-5 rout of the Cardinals Monday. Cabrera had a productive day, going 3 for 4 with four RBI.
Cabrera opened the scoring with a two-run homer off Shelby Miller in the third inning. He then added another two-run homer off Keith Butler in the fourth inning. It was his first home runs of the spring.
Cabrera is batting .474 (9 for 19) with one double and five RBI in eight spring games.
Miguel Cabrera back to normal workout routine
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/23/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera said he is 100 percent after undergoing core muscle repair surgery in October, according to the Detroit Free Press. Cabrera said he started feeling 100 percent "two weeks ago" and his workout routine is back to normal for what he would be doing in prep for spring training.
"I was feeling more strong. I was able to run at 100 percent," he said.
As for moving back across the diamond in the wake of the Prince Fielder trade, Cabrera said he is "happy" to be back at first base.
"I was happy at third," Cabrera said. "I was happy at first. It doesn’t matter where they put me. I want to play baseball. I want to win some games and I want to play every day. That’s what I want."
Miguel Cabrera is 'full go' heading into spring training
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2014) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus reiterated Wednesday during an interview with MLB Network Radio that the team expects first baseman Miguel Cabrera to be ready for the start of spring training. Cabrera is coming off groin surgery in late October.
"He's full go at this point," Ausmus said. "We don't expect any complications with Miggy going into spring training. He should be 100 percent."
Miguel Cabrera's recovery going well
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/12/2013)Miguel Cabrera, who had surgery in late October to repair a Grade 2-3 groin strain that impacted his play down the stretch last season, is making progress in his recovery and should be ready for the start of spring training.
"All the reports are good," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said at the winter meetings Wednesday. "I've talked to our head trainer a number of times about it, and he said he's getting his rehab in and as far as reports go, everything is going well. Knock on wood."
Cabrera, who has been the Tigers' starting third baseman each of the last two season, will move back to first base this season with Prince Fielder now in Texas.
Miguel Cabrera, Nick Castellanos to man infield corners
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/4/2013) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told MLB.com that Miguel Cabrera will be moving from third base to replace Prince Fielder at first base. That move, according to Dombrowski, will open up third base for prospect Nick Castellanos.
Cabrera recently informed the club that he wanted to move to first base, filling the vacancy created by the offseason trade of Fielder to the Rangers. Castellanos came up through the Tigers' minor league system as a third baseman, but he began his conversion to the outfield in 2012. He did not play any games at third base this past season.
Tigers undecided about Miguel Cabrera's position
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/1/2013) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit News he has yet to determine whether Miguel Cabrera will remain at third base next season. Even though Cabrera has indicated he wants to fill the first base vacancy created by the trade of Prince Fielder to the Rangers, when asked about the Tigers' plan for Cabrera, Dombrowski said, "We are not prepared to answer that question yet."
Dombrowski did indicate that the organization will have a clearer idea of how they will use Cabrera going into the winter meetings, which will begin in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 9.
Miguel Cabrera wants to switch back to first base
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (11/27/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera told the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal he wants to return to first base, where he played as a regular for his first four seasons with Detroit, from 2008 to 2011. Since the trade of Prince Fielder last week, the Tigers have a vacancy at first base.
Cabrera has already made his preference known with the organization, saying, "I already told the Tigers."
Miguel Cabrera wants to finish career with Tigers
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (11/20/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera told ESPN Deportes that he wants to play the rest of his career with Detroit and would like to sign a contract extension to achieve that.
Cabrera, who just won his second consecutive American League MVP award, has two years and $44 million left on his current eight-year contract worth $152.3 million.
Miguel Cabrera wins 2013 American League MVP award
Cabrera outpaced second-place finisher Mike Trout 385-282 in the voting to win his second consecutive MVP award. He won his third straight batting title with a .348 average and also posted an AL-best .442 on-base percentage and AL-best .636 slugging percentage.
Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, J.J. Hardy win Silver Sluggers
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (11/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy have joined Orioles first baseman Chris Davis as Silver Slugger award winners among American League infielders.
Cabrera's fifth Silver Slugger award comes after leading the majors in all three slash statistics, hitting .348/.442/.636 with 44 home runs and 137 RBI in 55 at-bats. Cano's fourth straight Silver Slugger award (and fifth career honor) comes after hitting .314/.383/.516 with 27 home runs and 107 RBI in 605 at-bats. Hardy's first career Silver Slugger award comes after hitting .263/.306/.433 with 25 home runs and 76 RBI in 601 at-bats.
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (10/28/2013) ESPN.com reports that Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to have surgery on his strained groin Tuesday in Philadelphia. Cabrera said he agreed to have the surgery, as it would be the best option for his career and for the team.
Cabrera also added, "I don't know anything about the operation, I don't want to know the details, I just hope it heals fast. I am trusting that the doctors can fix the problem. I have a lot left in me."
Struggling with the injury late in the season as well as during the playoffs, Cabrera hit .262 with two home runs in 42 postseason at-bats.
Knobler: Miguel Cabrera to decide on surgery this week
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (10/27/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will visit a doctor this week before deciding whether or not to have surgery on his strained groin, CBSSports.com baseball insider Danny Knobler reports.
On Sunday, Cabrera addressed the idea that he could have performed better in the playoffs with additional regular-season rest.
"We checked with doctors," Cabrera said. "We got a lot of different opinions. If somebody had told me that if I rested 15 days, I'd be OK, I'd have rested 15 days. They didn't tell me that."
Cabrera hit .262/.311/.405 with two home runs and seven RBI in 42 post-season at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera wins 2013 Hank Aaron Award
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (10/27/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has won the 2013 Hank Aaron Award for the American League, given to each league's best hitter. Cabrera was in St. Louis to receive the award prior to Game 4 of the World Series.
Cabrera led the majors in all three slash statistics, hitting .348/.442/.636 with 44 home runs and 137 RBI in 555 at-bats. He wins the Hank Aaron Award for the second consecutive season after last year's Triple Crown campaign.
Surgery in Miguel Cabrera's future?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (10/21/2013) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters Monday that third baseman Miguel Cabrera may end up needing surgery on his injured groin. For the most part, Cabrera played through a Grade 2-3 strain, sitting out just two of the team's final nine regular season games. Coming off a third straight batting title, he wasn't quite himself in the postseason, batting .262 (11 for 42) with two homers in two playoff series.
Miguel Cabrera drives in two in Game 4 win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (10/16/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera found himself hitting second Wednesday after manager Jim Leyland shuffled the starting lineup for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, and Cabrera came through with two hits and two RBI in four at-bats as the Tigers evened the series with a 7-3 win.
Cabrera bounced back from his first hitless game of the postseason Tuesday to contribute to the team's seven-run outburst over the first four innings of the Game 4 win. After hit first multi-hit performance of the playoffs, Cabrera owns a .257/.297/.429 line with two home runs in 35 at-bats. He also stole second base uncontested in the win.
Miguel Cabrera hits second postseason home run
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (10/14/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the postseason in Sunday's loss to Boston in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Cabrera is now hitting .259/.310/.481 in the postseason and his home runs in two of his past three games. Perhaps he's still injured, but either way he has shown he can still produce through the adversity.
Miguel Cabrera sticking at third base in Game 5 of ALDS
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (10/9/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Wednesday that third baseman Miguel Cabrera will draw the start at third base in Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the A's Thursday, MLB.com reports.
Cabrera appeared to be limited defensively by a lingering groin injury in Game 4, causing speculation that he could be shifted to designated hitter in order to improve the team's defense. He has received four at-bats in each of the first four games of the ALDS, managing just one single in each game and no extra-base hits.
Miguel Cabrera says injury won't be an issue
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (10/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera said his abdominal injury will not be an issue during the playoffs, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Cabrera has been dealing with the injury during September. He's hitting .348/.442/.636 in 555 at-bats.
"He's not 100 percent," Leyland said. "He's been playing in a lot of pain. He's a real tough guy. I think if anybody knew the pain he's playing in, they probably wouldn't believe it."
Cabrera dealt with multiple injuries over the second half of the season while hitting .316/.411/.565 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 193 at-bats after the All-Star break. He hit .365/.458/.674 with 30 home runs and 95 RBI in 362 at-bats during the first half of the season.
Miguel Cabrera will take Sunday off
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (9/27/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will be out of the lineup Sunday against Miami, MLB.com reports. Cabrera has had his struggles in September and the Tigers want to make sure he's as fresh as possible for the playoffs.
Skipper clarifies Miguel Cabrera's plan for playing time
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (9/24/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland told MLive.com that he will not rest Miguel Cabrera over the final week of the regular season, unless his third baseman's health dictates otherwise. Leyland said, "I'm not taking him out, unless he feels like he's so sore that he needs a day. Other than that, I won't take him out."
A sore groin had caused Cabrera to miss Sunday's game against the White Sox, and Leyland had previously expressed some concern about having his star hitter playing hurt.
Miguel Cabrera drives in run in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/24/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to action following missing a game due to groin soreness on Monday against the Twins in Minnesota.
Cabrera took back the RBI lead with his 137th in the game on a single in the seventh inning. He finished 2 for 4 and is batting .350 on the year.
Cabrera has gone 7 for 16 over a four-game hitting streak and he's recorded an RBI in three straight games.
Miguel Cabrera in lineup to face Twins
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (9/23/2013)Miguel Cabrera was in the Tigers' starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Twins. He missed Sunday's game versus the White Sox, as he continues to deal with groin soreness.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland had indicated over the weekend that he may need to sit Cabrera for some games during the regular season's final week.
Miguel Cabrera's playing time uncertain over final week
"He might come in and say he can play but I'm not playing him," Leyland said. "His leg is black and blue. I'm worried about it, to be honest with you, but I don't know what I can do about it. We just have to move forward, keep chugging along. It's a Catch 22 because you want him out there on base. But if he's out there four times, there's a chance it's going to get sore. He got three hits and a walk (before leaving Saturday's game). He's so good."
Leyland also worries about Cabrera receiving too much time off.
"You're going to have four days off after the season before the playoffs start," Leyland said. "All of sudden, you rest him three or four days, now that's seven out of eight days you don't play your best hitter. Going into the playoffs without seeing a pitch for seven or eight days, that's not good either. That's a Catch 22. Common sense tells you to let him rest but if you rest him for three or four days and then you have four days before they start if you get in, you're talking he's rested for a week and hasn't seen a pitcher. That not good. That's tough."
Cabrera leads the league in multiple hitting categories and is likely the favorite to win his second consecutive AL MVP award.
Miguel Cabrera out of lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (9/22/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox. Cabrera left Saturday's game with tightness in his groin that could keep him out for a few days, if not longer.
"I don't think it's too good," manager Jim Leyland told MLB.com after Saturday's game.
Cabrera, who has the major-league lead in all three slash statistics with a .349/.445/.647 line in 536 at-bats, has hit 44 home runs and a league-leading 136 RBI. The Tigers will likely have a clearer sense of the severity of his groin injury Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera exits with groin tightness
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/21/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was forced out of Saturday's contest against the White Sox because of groin soreness.
Cabrera played nine innings but was replaced by Don Kelly once the game went to extras. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI before leaving the game. He is considered as day to day with the injury.
Jim Leyland, Miguel Cabrera ejected in first inning
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/9/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland were both ejected in the first inning of Monday's game against the White Sox for arguing balls and strikes, MLB.com reports. Cabrera was ejected during his first at-bat and was replaced mid-at-bat by Ramon Santiago, who was retired by starter Chris Sale.
Miguel Cabrera back in action
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/7/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to action Friday night against the Royals.
Cabrera singled in a run in the second inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 3 with two walks and an RBI in a 16-2 win. He owns a .355/.447/.673 with 43 homers and 131 RBI in 490 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera returns Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has returned to the team's starting lineup Friday against the Royals.
Cabrera missed Wednesday's game due to an abdominal issue, but the injury wasn't considered serious. He's hitting .355/.446/.676 in 487 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera right back out of lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/4/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was not listed among the starters for Wednesday's game in Boston. Cabrera has played just one game in September thus far due to his abdominal issue.
Cabrera may continue to sit out sporadically in order to rest that injury and make sure he's 100 percent for the playoffs. Cabrera went 0 for 4 in his return at Boston Tuesday and is batting .355 on the year with 43 homers and 130 RBI as he chases a second consecutive Triple Crown.
Miguel Cabrera hitless in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned from his lingering abdominal injury Tuesday night in Boston. Cabrera plans to remain in the lineup going forward.
The slugger went 0 for 4 in Tuesday's loss at Boston. He's batting .355 on the season for Detroit as he attempts to pick up his second straight Triple Crown.
Miguel Cabrera returns to lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to the starting lineup Tuesday against Boston. Cabrera had been sitting out due to abdominal discomfort.
Cabrera, who has yet to get an at-bat in September for the Tigers, is batting .358 on the season with 43 homers and 130 RBI as he chases his second consecutive Triple Crown.
Cabrera also sat out Saturday and Sunday with the issue. It's unclear when he will return, but with rosters expanded for September the Tigers will not need to place him on the disabled list.
Miguel Cabrera stays on bench Sunday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (9/1/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) remained affixed to the bench and could not start Sunday against Cleveland, MLB.com reports. It is his second consecutive day of rest.
Cabrera is day to day for the Tigers, who may rest him some more going forward to ensure his health for the stretch run. He is batting .358 with 43 homers and 130 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera sits out Saturday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/31/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera could not start Saturday against the Indians due to his abdominal injury. Cabrera had to be removed from Friday's game due to irritation in the area.
Athough the Tigers label him day to day, Cabrera may want to rest a bit to ensure his health for the stretch run. He is batting .358 with 43 homers and 130 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera leaves game with abdominal irritation
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (8/30/2013) The Tigers announced Friday that Miguel Cabrera left Friday's game against the Indians with irritation in his abdominal area. He was treated by doctors and is considered day-to-day.
Cabrera was 0 for 1 with a strikeout before exiting, giving him a .358/.449/.681 line with 43 home runs and 130 RBI in 483 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera able to play Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (8/30/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Indians.
Cabrera left Thursday's game with an abdominal issue, and was considered day-to-day. He's hitting .359/.450/.683 in 482 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera day-to-day with abdomen issue
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (8/29/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is day-to-day with abdoment discomfort.
Cabrera left Thursday's game against the Athletics after sliding into a base in the fifth inning. Cabrera was 2 for 3 before leaving with the injury.
Miguel Cabrera leaves Thursday's game with injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (8/29/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera had to leave Thursday's game after injuring his leg or hip following a slide.
Cabrera was trying to stretch out a double in the fifth inning, and came up holding his leg. Cabrera was 2 for 3 before leaving the game.
Miguel Cabrera mashes 42nd home run
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (8/25/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera mashed his 42nd home run in a win Sunday over the Mets.
Cabrera finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He added a walk to push his batting line to an absurd .360/.450/.685. All three lead the league, as Chris Davis's slugging percentage fell to .679 on Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera shows no signs of injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/22/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera did not seem to be affected much by his lingering abdominal injury Wednesday, as he drove in three runs in a 7-1 win over the Twins.
He was hitless in his first three at-bats before a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning that drove in three runs. He added a walk earlier in the game, and was replaced by a pinch runner after his double, with the game in hand.
Miguel Cabrera starts Wednesday after aggravating injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (8/21/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made it into the starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins despite aggravating a lingering abdominal injury during Tuesday's game. Cabrera has failed to record a hit in just one of 17 August games, batting .358 with a .776 slugging percentage and 1.203 OPS.
Miguel Cabrera possibly re-aggravates injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/21/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera's final swing of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins might not have just cost the Tigers the game; it could also end up costing Cabrera time, as he appeared to suffer an injury.
"You could see it in his facial expression,'' manager Jim Leyland told MLive.com after the game.
Cabrera winced after striking out to end the game, and it appears as if he may have re-aggravated his lingering abdomen strain. He has been able to play through the injury, but has been forced to miss four games as a result. It is not yet clear whether he did injure his abdomen, or if it is a different, unrelated issue.
"It looked like it might be the area of the stomach," Leyland said. "Not sure if it was the groin, or up in the stomach area, but he was in some pain."
Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez in for lineup swap?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (8/20/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he's contemplated moving Victor Martinez to third base and Miguel Cabrera to DH, according to MLive.com. Leyland said he initially pondered the idea when Cabrera was nursing a strained abdomen.
"Gene Lamont and I talked about it one night," Leyland said. "In fact, we even had (first-base coach) Rafael Belliard tell Victor that there's a slight, slight possibility this might happen."
Leyland said he would prefer to keep his current alignment, but Martinez has proven to be effective at first base when he's filled in for Prince Fielder.
"He’s got good hands, it’s just the matter of the quickness of the ball," Leyland said. "He takes ground balls all the time during batting practice, so, Victor can catch the ball."
Miguel Cabrera slugs 40th homer
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (8/18/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 40th home run in Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Cabrera finished 2 for 3 with the home run, a single, a walk, a run scored and three RBI. Cabrera raised his slash line to .360/.452/.689. All three lead the major leagues, as does his 120 RBI. His 40 home runs trail just Chris Davis's 45.
Miguel Cabrera hits 39th home run to beat Royals
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (8/18/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera his his 39th home run in Saturday's win over the Royals, a walk-off solo home run to lead off the ninth inning.
Cabrera finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI, including the winner. He is hitting .358/.450/.683 on the season -- all lead the league, and all would be career highs. His 203 OPS+ would be a career high by a stunning 24 points.
Miguel Cabrera belts three-run homer
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/14/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera belted a three-run homer during Wednesday's 6-4 win at Chicago. Cabrera now has 38 homers on the year.
The slugger finished the game 1 for 5 with the three RBI. He has 114 RBI on the season to go with his .360 average and is leading the majors in both.
Cabrera, who trails Chris Davis for the major league lead in home runs, has homered six times in his last eight games.
Miguel Cabrera makes it four straight with HR
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/12/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made it four straight games with a home run. Cabrera has homered in five of his last six contests and is up to 37 on the year.
Cabrera went 2 for 4 in the loss at the White Sox Monday. He homered in each game of the previous series against the Yankees.
Cabrera, who has 111 RBI and also leads the American League in average at .366, trails just Chris Davis of the Orioles for the HR lead.
Cabrera has hit in nine straight games for the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera homers in third straight game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (8/11/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered in the ninth inning of his team's 5-4 loss to the Yankees Sunday, giving him home runs in three consecutive games and four of the last five games.
Cabrera has picked up at least one hit in each of his eight games in August, going 13 for 29 with two doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI. He owns a .365/.459/.686 line with 36 home runs and 110 RBI in 411 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera goes deep off Mariano Rivera
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/10/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera belted his 34th home run of the season Friday during a 4-3 extra-inning loss at the Yankees.
Cabrera hit a two-run shot with two outs off closer Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning to tie the score at three runs apiece. He finished 2 for 5 in the game with three RBI and is batting .360 for the year.
The slugger has gone 9 for 25 (.360) over a seven-game hitting streak with two homers and nine RBI. He's up to 108 driven in on the year, one shy of tying for the major league lead with Chris Davis of the Orioles.
Cabrera was removed from Wednesday's game after hitting a go-ahead home run, which raised some eyebrows among fans and reporters. Manager Jim Leyland admitted after the game that he would not have removed Cabrera if he was fully healthy. "He's not 100 percent by any means. He's not moving real good. We can see that. We just felt like, in talking with him, that it was the thing to do," Leyland said.
Cabrera is hitting .359/.453/.668 in 395 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera joins elite company with 100th RBI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (8/7/2013) After knocking in his 100th run Tuesday against the Indians, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became just one of six players in baseball history with 100 RBI in 10 straight seasons, according to Elias.
The other five to accomplish the feat dating back to 1901 are Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Alex Rodriguez, Al Simmons and Albert Pujols.
"Nothing surprises me that that guy does," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, per MLive.com. "I hate to say that I take him for granted, but we've been together quite a while now. He's awful good. Everybody knows that."
Miguel Cabrera picks up 100th RBI
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who continues to play through a nagging abdominal injury, picked up his 100th RBI on the season during a win at Cleveland Tuesday.
Cabrera went 2 for 4 in the game with an RBI double in the fifth inning. He also scored a run and is batting .361 on the year. Cabrera now has at least 100 RBI in 10 consecutive seasons.
Miguel Cabrera singles in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/5/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to action Monday in a 4-2 comeback win at Cleveland. After missing four starts with an abdominal injury, Cabrera went 1 for 4 with a walk in the game.
The 30-year-old continues to bat .359 on the season to lead the majors and has 32 homers and 99 RBI to go with the high average.
Miguel Cabrera returns to starting lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (8/5/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Indians after missing four starts with an abdominal injury. Cabrera did pinch-hit Sunday against the White Sox and is batting .317 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in his last 20 games.
Miguel Cabrera taking early batting practice Monday
Cabrera nearly missed four staight games due to an abdominal injury, but was able to hit Sunday. He went 1 for 1 in his only at-bat. Cabrera could return to the starting lineup Monday if all goes well during batting practice.
Cabrera has now missed four straight games with the injury. He took ground balls prior to the game and said he felt improvement, but not enough to start the game. He should be back soon, but the club does not have an off day until August 19, so he may end up requiring extra off-days even after he returns to the lineup.
Miguel Cabrera feeling better, hopes to play Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (8/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera said he was feeling better Saturday and hoped he'd be able to play in Sunday's game against the White Sox, MLB.com reports. Cabrera has been out since Wednesday while dealing with an abdominal injury.
Miguel Cabrera sits out Saturday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera did not return to the starting lineup Saturday as he continues to sit out due to an abdominal injury.
Cabrera was expected to start Friday, but was a late scratch against the White Sox.
Considered day to day, Cabrera has been doing his best to play through this injury issue.
Miguel Cabrera a late scratch Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/2/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was initially listed as a starter for Friday's game against the White Sox, but was scratched shortly before first pitch, as he continues to be bothered by an abdominal injury that cost him Wednesday's game.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/2/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the White Sox, after being held out of the team's game Wednesday due to an abdominal injury.
This injury has been affecting him for a few weeks, but he has mostly been able to avoid multi-day stints on the bench.
Cabrera aggravated the injury in Tuesday's game and was forced to leave in the fifth inning. It's the same injury Cabrera was dealing with near the All-Star break. The injury mostly impacts Cabrera on defensive plays. According to the team head athletic trainer, it will be a day-to-day issue.
Miguel Cabrera ejected for arguing balls and strikes
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (7/28/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was ejected from Sunday's game against Philadelphia for arguing balls and strikes, MLB.com reports. Cabrera and manager Jim Leyland were tossed arguing a called strike in the third inning.
Miguel Cabrera goes yard in first at-bat back
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/27/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made his presence felt at the dish as he homered in his first at-bat after returning from a hip injury Saturday night against the Phillies.
Cabrera took Raul Valdes deep for a solo home run in the first. He singled a run in the second and picked up his third RBI on a groundout in the fourth. He finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBI in a 10- victory. He has a .361/.455/.674 slash line with 32 homers and 99 RBI in 377 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera back in there for Tigers
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/27/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who has been nursing a hip flexor and hasn't played since July 22, returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland was attempting to decide prior to the game if his slugger was ready to go and apparently decided to allow him to return. Cabrera got the start at third base. He's brings his .358 average, 31 homers and 96 RBI into Saturday's game.
Miguel Cabrera held out again Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/26/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was not in the lineup Friday against the Phillies as he continues to nurse a sore hip flexor.
Cabrera took part in batting practice off a left-handed pitcher, which could indicate that he is hopeful of returning Saturday against lefty Cliff Lee, FOX Sports reports. The 30-year-old has missed four straight games and is hitting .358/.454/.666 in 374 at-bats before the injury.
Cabrera has missed the past three games as a result of the injury. The Tigers lineup for Friday has not been posted yet, but even if Cabrera doesn't play Friday, he appears to be close to a return.
Tigers not taking any risks with Miguel Cabrera
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/25/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland told MLive.com Thursday that the team will take a cautious approach with third baseman Miguel Cabrera, though he may be ready to play Friday.
Cabrera has missed three straight games with a sore hip flexor and is hitting .358/.454/.666 in 374 at-bats before the injury.
Manager Jim Leyland told reporters in a pregame media session that Cabrera would not be listed in the starting lineup. Leyland has said Cabrera likely won't need a stint on the disabled list, but has been quiet about his day-to-day status.
Cabrera is hitting .358/.454/.666 in 374 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera to avoid DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/24/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't believe Miguel Cabrera will need to go on the disabled list. Outside of that, he's not being much help, MLive.com reports.
"I doubt very much that he'll play tomorrow," Leyland said. "I don't know that for a fact. I can assure you he's not going to play both these games the next two days. He will not play both games. Will he play one? I can't answer that right now."
Miguel Cabrera status up in air
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/23/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who didn't start Tuesday at Chicago due to his sore left hip flexor muscle, is day to day at the moment, the Detroit Free Press reports. That said, his status is a bit up in the air.
"He’s not playing, I’ll leave it at that," Leyland said when asked about Cabrera before the game.
When pressed, Leyland continued to reiterate that the only thing he knows is that Cabrera will miss Tuesday's game.
Miguel Cabrera not starting Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (7/23/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Cabrera left Monday's game with a quad issue and is considered to be day-to-day. Don Kelly will fill in at third. Cabrera is hitting .358/.454/.666 in 374 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera has sore left hip flexor
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/22/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was diagnosed with a sore left hip flexor, the Chicago Tribune reports. Cabrera will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. He is considered day to day for now.
Miguel Cabrera leaves with injury
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/22/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera had to leave Monday's game against Chicago in the fifth inning due to an injury, the nature of which was not immediately known, MLive.com reports.
Cabrera has been battling a balky back near his left hip for a while and the injury could be related to that. He winced after scoring in the top of the fifth inning and barely moved on an Adam Dunn hit in the bottom of the inning before walking off the field one out later.
Cabrera is hitting .358 with 31 home runs and 96 RBI for the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera doubles in All-Star Game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/17/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera made some nice plays in the field and had a double in Tuesday's All-Star Game win at Citi Field in New York.
Cabrera, batting third, doubled into the right-center gap and scored a run in the 3-0 win.
He finished 1 for 3 with a strikeout and enters the second half of the season batting .365 with 30 homers and 95 RBI. Cabrera is looking for his second consecutive Triple Crown and trails only Chris Davis in homers at the break. Davis has 37.
Missing ASG never an option for Miguel Cabrera
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/14/2013) Some have suggested that Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera should sit out the All-Star Game to rest his ailing back, MLive.com reports Sunday. Manager Jim Leyland never suggested that, however.
"No," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "That was never an issue."
Cabrera did remove himself from consideration to participate in the Home Run Derby, but was always expected to play in the Midsummer Classic.
The defending American League Most Valuable Player and Triple Crown winner will be making his first All-Star start. He's batting .367 with 30 home runs and 95 RBI entering Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera already at 30 home runs
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (7/11/2013) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 30th home run Thursday againt the White Sox.
Cabrera was 1 for 3 with the fifth-inning home run. He trails only Chris Davis (33) in home runs. Cabrera is hitting .366.
Back issue shouldn't linger for Miguel Cabrera
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/10/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera appeared to be in some pain with his ailing back Tuesday after leaping for a high throw in the eighth inning in a loss to the White Sox. Of course, he stayed in the game and hit a home run in the bottom of the inning, MLive.com reports.
Manager Jim Leyland is glad that Cabrera has turned down the Home Run Derby invitation because he'll have three days off during the All-Star break to rest the back.
"I think it will get better even though he's playing," Leyland said. "I think the All-Star break will do him some good. I don't think he'll be going through this all year long, if that's what you mean. I don't think that. I think it's one of those things that it's fine unless a certain thing happens, where he has to make a quick move or something. That seems to be when it might flare up momentarily and then it kind of goes away."
Miguel Cabrera will skip Home Run Derby
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/9/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will not compete in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break. Yoenis Cespedes joins Robinson Cano, Chris Davis and Prince Fielder in the field.
Cabrera was asked by Cano to participate but was hesitant as he preferred to rest a balky back. He'll take the derby off and play in the All-Star Game. Cabrera has 28 homers with a major-league leading .364 average and 90 RBI over 87 games.
Miguel Cabrera asked to compete in Home Run Derby
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/9/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was asked by Robinson Cano to participate for the American League squad in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break, MLive.com reports Monday. Cabrera doesn't know if he wants to compete.
Cabrera confirmed he's been asked, but said it depends on how his back is feeling. He's missed some time due to the back issue in recent days.
"Yeah, he already asked me," Cabrera said after Monday's 4-2 win. "I say it depends how my back is feeling. If that's OK, I will do it."
Cabrera has hit 28 homers this season with a major-league leading .364 average and 90 RBI over 87 games. He would be joining Cano, Chris Davis and Prince Fielder in the star-studded AL lineup for the derby if he does participate.
"I tell him, maybe I'll do it but you've got to put Prince on there," Cabrera said. "You've gotta put Prince first, then me. He win last year, so he deserves to be there again."
Miguel Cabrera first to 90 RBI
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/7/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera recorded four more hits Sunday during a 9-6 loss at Cleveland. Cabrera homered in the first inning for a solo blast, his 28th of the season.
Cabrera finished 4 for 4 with two RBI and added a walk. He also stole his third base of the season. Cabrera is now batting .368 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera belts 27th homer
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera launched his 27th home run of the season Saturday afternoon against the Indians.
Cabrera took starter Carlos Carrasco deep for a two-run shot in the third inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in a 9-4 win.
Cabrera has a .360/.450/.667 line with 27 homers and 88 RBI through his first 85 games played this season. He had a .326/.384/.565 line with 19 homers and 72 RBI through 85 games last season. He leads the AL in batting average (.360), RBI (88), runs (66) and walks (52).
MLB unveils American League All-Star roster
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/6/2013) The All-Star game starters were announced Saturday, with 34 of the American League's 35 roster spots officially unveiled. The final roster spot will be decided via a fan vote prior to the game.
Cabrera missed Thursday's game against Toronto with soreness in the left side of his lower back. Cabrera had started all 83 games prior to Thursday's, and the back injury isn't expected to impact his otherwise sterling durability.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (7/4/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will sit Thursday against the Blue Jays after he was removed from Wednesday's game with back tightness. Manager Jim Leyland does not consider the injury serious, though it has lingered for a few days.
"I think it probably tightened up on him," Leyland told MLB.com Wednesday. "Like I said, I don't know how it happens like it does, but it does seem to happen. We've been on turf now for six straight days. Guys aren't used to that. I think there's probably something to that. You're on the dirt, and then on the turf, and you're running the bases on the dirt and then you hit the turf. I don't really have an answer for it other than the back's bothering him and I'm not going to play him [Thursday]."
It does not appear as if this is a serious concern, but this is the first time he will not start this season. He has missed just one game in each of the previous two seasons.
Miguel Cabrera hitless in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (back) returned to action Wednesday in Toronto after he left Tuesday's game early. Cabrera went 0 for 4 with a walk and two strikeouts in a 6-2 win at the Blue Jays. Cabrera is still batting .364 on the season for the Tigers.
Miguel Cabrera doesn't miss a game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (7/3/2013) Tigers fans and Fantasy owners everywhere can rejoice -- Tigers starting third baseman Miguel Cabrera is in the starting lineup. Cabrera made it into the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays after leaving Tuesday's game due to back stiffness.
Cabrera, who has started every game this season, has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games. He's batting .424 (28 for 66) with five doubles, eight home runs, 13 runs and 16 RBI in that span.
Miguel Cabrera hopes to play Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (7/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera said after leaving Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays with back stiffness he's hopeful he will be in the lineup Wednesday.
"Hopefully it's not a big deal and I can come [Wednesday], get treatment and get ready to play," Cabrera said, per MLB.com.
Cabrera said he felt tightness in his back prior to the game, but his diving attempt on Emilio Bonifacio's first-inning double exacerbated the injury.
"I dove on my side and felt a little something," he said. "I was tight, too, in batting practice. It was still sore in the game."
Tigers manager Jim Leyland might choose to be cautious with Cabrera and rest his star slugger Wednesday.
"He said no rest [Wednesday], he'll be ready," Leyland said, "but I'm going to play that one by ear."
Miguel Cabrera leaves with back tightness
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/2/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who hit a three-run homer in the second inning Tuesday against the Blue Jays, left the game with back tightness, FOX Sports reports.
He had pain in his lower left back and also has had some issues with his left hip in the past. That said, it is not expected to be serious. Cabrera is day to day. In fact, he tweaked his back in the first inning and homered in the second.
Miguel Cabrera blasts three-run shot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (7/2/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera blasted his 26th home run of the season during Tuesday's 7-6 win at Toronto. Cabrera went deep for a three-run shot off Chien-Ming Wang in the second inning.
He finished 1 for 3 with two walks. Cabrera is batting .368 on the season and is leading the majors in hitting. He has 85 RBI to lead the league.
Miguel Cabrera homers twice vs. Rays
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/28/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera had another monster night at the plate as he went deep twice and recorded four hits during Friday's contest against the Rays.
Cabrera hit a two-run home run in the opening frame off Alex Colome to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games. He then launched a solo shot off the rookie to extend the lead in the fourth inning. He finished 4 for 4 with three runs scored and three RBI in a 6-3 win.
It was Cabrera's 19th multi-home run game since joining the Tigers in 2008. He has gone 25 for 51 during his hitting streak. He leads the majors in batting average (.377) and RBI (81). The 30-year-old has 24 home runs and is four behind Chris Davis for tops in the majors.
Miguel Cabrera hits HR No. 21
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/25/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered during Tuesday's loss to the Angels. Cabrera went deep in the third inning to the opposite field off C.J. Wilson. It was his 21st HR of the year.
Cabrera finished the game 1 for 4 with two RBI as the HR was a two-run blast. He's batting .368 on the year for the Tigers.
Cabrera has hit in 10 straight games and has three HRs and eight RBI over that span. He's up to 77 RBI on the year.
Miguel Cabrera ends RBI drought
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/22/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was stuck in something of a slump entering Friday's game, with just two RBI in his previous nine games. He more than doubled that total with one swing of the bat against the Red Sox, as he clubbed a three-run home run to put the Tigers up briefly in a 10-6 loss.
Cabrera added three more hits to finish 4 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored, while adding a walk. Cabrera leads the American League with a .368 batting average and 74 RBI, while also ranking second in home runs with 20.
Miguel Cabrera homers among three hits
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera put Detroit on the board early Monday against the Orioles and the team never looked back.
Cabrera hit his 19th home run of the season in the first inning off starter Jake Arrieta for a two-run shot. The Tigers won 5-1.
Cabrera finished 3 for 4 in the game with two RBI and is batting .358 for the Tigers. The three-hit game was his first multi-hit contest since picking up three hits against Tampa Bay back on June 6. That said, Cabrera still leads the American League in batting and RBI.
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers not close on extension
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/10/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera doesn't appear to be close to hammering out a contract extension with Detroit, the Detroit Free Press reports Monday. This is contrary to the report last week by ESPN that both sides were close.
"No," Cabrera told FOX Sports Detroit. "There is nothing going on. I don’t know why he (ESPN's Jason Stark) would say that."
Cabrera entered Monday's game against the Royals hitting .363 with 17 homers and 67 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera takes home May honors
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the player of the month for May in the American League Monday, MLB.com reports. The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner hit .379 with 33 RBI over 28 games.
Cabrera also had nine doubles, 12 home runs, 23 runs scored and 15 walks for the month. The 12 HRs were the most by a Tiger in May since Willie Hortomn in 1968.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Miggy is the first player to hit at least .340 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI entering June in major league history. He leads the AL in average (.367) and RBI (65) and is second to Chris Davis (20) in homers with 17.
Miguel Cabrera hits 16th home run
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/31/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 16th home run in this first inning Friday against the Orioles. He went 2 for 4 with a walk and two RBI of a 7-5 loss.
Cabrera has been held hitless just twice in May. He is hitting .372 with 16 home runs, 61 RBI and 44 runs in 218 at-bats this season.
Miguel Cabrera homers in fourth straight game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera continued his torrid pace Thursday, homering for the fourth straight game. He has six home runs and 13 RBI over his last four games while going 9 for 15 with five walks.
Cabrera's .391 batting average and .701 slugging percentage lead all major-league players, and his .467 on-base percentage ranks second to Joey Votto. He's been hitless just twice in his last 34 games. He's the early favorite for 2013 AL MVP.
Miguel Cabrera gets assist on latest home run
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered for a third straight game Wednesday against the Indians, but this time he got an assist from Michael Bourn. The veteran outfielder tried to make a play on Cabrera's fly ball in the eighth inning, but as he leapt on the warning track to reach up for the baseball, it appeared to hit the inside of his glove before going over the wall for a two-run homer.
"It's one of those freak things that happens," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, per MLive.com. "You see it now and then. You don't see it that often."
Cabrera has hit safely in eight straight games and all but one of 19 May games. His slash line in May is .418/.489/.848/1.337. He also has seven doubles, nine home runs, 10 walks, 16 runs and 24 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera having ridiculous May
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Two days after belting three home runs against the Rangers, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit another home run Tuesday against the Indians. Cabrera pushed his hitting streak to seven games.
Cabrera is batting .464 (13 for 28) with a 1.107 slugging percentage, three doubles, five home runs and nine RBI during his hitting streak. For the month of May, Cabrera is batting .413 with a .813 slugging percentage, 1.296 OPS, six doubles, eight home runs and 21 RBI in 18 games.
Miguel Cabrera hits three homers in loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera had his second career three-home run game Sunday night against the Rangers.
Cabrera had a three-run home run in the third, and solo shots in the fifth and eighth innings. He became the 23rd player in major-league history to finish 4 for 4 with three home runs, five RBI and four runs scored. But he became the first player to do it in a loss as the Tigers fell to the Rangers 11-8.
Cabrera hit .304 with eight homers and 34 RBI through 42 games during his triple crown season in 2012. He is hitting .387 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI through 42 games this season.
Miguel Cabrera homers, doubles against Houston
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera homered and doubled in Tuesday's win over Houston.
Cabrera finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI. Cabrera now owns a sharp 1.060 OPS, second in the league to Chris Davis' 1.072 mark. The RBI was his 41st, extending his league-leading total to 41, with Davis' 37 checking in second.
"My lower back was a little sore," he said. "But it's no big deal. I was able to play nine innings. Hopefully tomorrow they will work it out, I'll get a good stretch and be ready to play."
Cabrera, who went 1 for 4 with an RBI single, looked OK in the field as he finished the game.
"He's OK," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
Miguel Cabrera posting ridiculous RISP numbers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has been ridiculously productive with runners in scoring position in 2013. In 25 games where Cabrera has batted with runners in scoring position, he's batting .535 (23 for 43) with one double, four home runs and 32 RBI in those situations.
Cabrera's career slash line with RISP is .335/.428/.553/.981. He hit .356 with a .580 slugging percentage with runners in scoring position last season.
Miguel Cabrera homers twice, drives in six
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera notched his third four-hit performance of the year on Saturday night against the Astros. He went 4 for 4 with two home runs and six RBI. The 30-year-old also walked once and scored three times in the 17-2 win.
Cabrera drove in a run with a single in his first at-bat before hitting a two-run homer off starter Lucas Harrell in the second inning. His walk in the fourth forced in another run, then he led off the sixth with a solo homer.
He capped off his evening with an RBI single in the seventh
Cabrera is batting .390 through 29 games with six home runs and 36 RBI.
Miguel Cabrera gets 1,000th hit as Tiger
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) With a single up the middle in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Astros, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera collected his 1,000th hit in a Tigers uniform.
He added one more hit in the game, finishing 2 for 5 in a 7-3 win. He walked twice and drove in a run as well. Cabrera is batting .373 with four home runs and 30 RBI.
Cabrera is at 1,841 hits for his career, giving him a good chance to reach 2,000 by the end of the season.
Miguel Cabrera hits fourth home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his fourth home run of the season Tuesday against the Twins.
Cabrera is hitting .363/.436/.559 in 102 at-bats this season. His .559 slugging percentage, while incredibly strong, would rate as his lowest in the category since 2009. Given how he's performed in the past, it's safe to assume the home runs will eventually start coming in bunches.
Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera have 3-0 green light
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Monday that Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera almost always have a green light to swing on a 3-0 count, MLB.com reports. He also said most players don't feel comfortable swinging in a 3-0 count.
"I never give Miguel the take -- him and Prince," Leyland said. "Unless you think the game's a lopsided game where you don't want to get somebody hit or something like that."
That said, Cabrera is more likely to take a 3-0 pitch than swing. Cabrera is 6 for 13 swinging on 3-0 during his career. He homered off Cory Gearrin on Sunday in that count.
Fielder has gone 7 for 20 swinging on 3-0 during his career. He's walked in all four plate appearances in that count this season.
Miguel Cabrera streaking with power
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games Sunday night against the Braves. He went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored in the 8-3 win.
The 30-year-old led off the sixth inning with a double before launching a three-run bomb off Cory Gearrin the following frame.
Cabrera is batting .420 (21 for 50) during his streak with two home runs and 15 RBI.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera pushed his hitting streak to nine games Thursday against the Royals. Cabrera is batting .405 (15 for 37) with one home run, two doubles and nine RBI during the streak.
Miguel Cabrera keeps on hitting
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was one of the few players on his team to record a hit on Saturday against the Angels. He went 1 for 3 with a double in the 10-0 loss. Detroit mustered just four hits in the shutout.
The 30-year-old also extended his hitting streak to six games in the defeat.
Cabrera has hit safely in 10 of the previous 11 contests and is batting .367 (18 for 49) with two homers and 12 RBI during that stretch.
Miguel Cabrera has another four-RBI outing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in Detroit's first four runs, helping Detroit defeat Seattle 6-2 Tuesday.
Cabrera's home run came with two outs in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Aaron Harang and was his second of the season. Cabrera drove a pitch off the edge of the plate out to right-center field to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead.
"I thought we hit very well," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "We took advantage of a couple of breaks and shut them down good."
Miguel Cabrera adds to RBI total
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera entered Sunday's series finale against the A's with 11 RBI thus far and was able to add to that total. He drove in two runs and went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Cabrera also walked once in the 10-1 win.
The 29-year-old plated two with a single in the fourth inning.
Cabrera is batting .320 with a .460 slugging percentage through 12 games.
Miguel Cabrera steals his first base
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera stole his first base of the season Thursday.
Cabrera walked in the first inning and was able to steal third on a distracted Josh Johnson. Cabrera was 1 for 4 with a triple, run scored and an RBI. Cabrera stole four bases last season.
Miguel Cabrera praised after milestone homer
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera appears to be rounding into midseason form just eight games into the year. Cabrera, coming off his impressive Triple Crown season, had four hits for the second time in the past three games Monday against Toronto to boost his average to .393.
One of his hits was an opposite-field three-run homer over the fence in right field -- his 100th career homer at Comerica Park.
"I've been on record pretty much for the last five years. To me, he's pretty much the best opposite-field home-run hitter probably in the history of the game," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "I've never seen anything like it, to be honest with you. I truly believe that. I think he's got the best opposite-field power of any player I've ever seen."
Miguel Cabrera finally parks one in outfield seats
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013)Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, leading the Tigers past the Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday. Cabrera's home run was a three-run shot off Brandon Morrow in the fourth inning.
Cabrera was 4 for 5 with three runs and four RBI. It was his second four-hit game since Saturday. He's batting .393 (11 for 28) with one double and 10 RBI in seven games.
Miguel Cabrera reaches base five times
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera provided a spark at the plate for Detroit during Saturday's contest against the Yankees
Cabrera reached base five times, including an RBI single in the fifth inning. It was his first RBI of the season. He went 4 for 4 for the 24th time in his career and finished with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in an 8-4 victory. The 29-year-old raised his batting average from .200 to .333. this season.
Miguel Cabrera shakes off injury concern
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera remained in Friday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch from Yankees starter Ivan Nova during the fifth inning. Cabrera was attended to by the team's trainer at home plate before taking his base at first and showed no hints of an injury.
He finished 0 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored during Detroit's 8-3 win and is now hitting .200. Cabrera has reached base in all four games early this season.
Miguel Cabrera nets RBI No. 1
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera only produced in one Triple Crown category in Monday's win at Minnesota. Cabrera drove in his first run of the season in the game.
The All-Star and future Hall of Famer started the season 0 for 5 in the 4-2 win over the Twins. That said, his fielder's choice ground out in the first inning plated the first run of the game for Detroit. He also scored a run in the first.
Cabrera, who added an error in the field on a slow roller hit by Joe Mauer, hit .309 during the spring with four homers and 16 RBI. He should get into the hit column shortly.
Miguel Cabrera coming off stellar campaign
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera hit .413 with a .652 slugging percentage during the spring a year ago and went on to win the first Triple Crown since 1967. While he was not as productive this camp, the 29-year-old still got plenty of work in heading into the regular season and appears primed to defend his AL MVP award.
Cabrera batted .309 with four homers and 16 RBI in 55 Grapefruit League at-bats. He also slugged .618.
Cabrera in mid-season form
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera looked to be in mid-season form Tuesday night. Cabrera homered among his three hits and had four RBI, but Venezuela, playing hours after the death of President Hugo Chavez, lost to the Miami Marlins 6-5 in a tune-up for the World Baseball Classic. "It was hard to concentrate," Cabrera said. "We had to win. This was our promise to the country." Cabrera's two-out, two-run homer down the left-field line off Jordan Smith in the seventh gave Venezuela a 5-3 lead. The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner also had two doubles, including one that scored two runs in a three-run first. "He's the best player in baseball right now. It's very good we have him on this side," manager Luis Sojo said.
Crown not heavy for Cabrera
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Since there's no Quadruple Crown in baseball, it will be awfully tough for Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera to top his performance from 2012. The Tigers slugger puts plenty of pressure on himself to help his team win, but when it comes to individual achievements, his approach is pretty low key. "I always believe you can be consistent," he said Friday. "I don't know if you're going to get better, but my goal is always to be consistent." Cabrera hit .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI last season to win the Triple Crown and the AL MVP award.
Cabrera may play 1B in WBC
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/26/2013) Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is likely to play first base for Team Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, reports MLive.com Saturday. This comes after he spent almost all of last offseason preparing to move from first to third base for the Tigers. No announcement has been made, but Cabrera is expected to play first with Pablo Sandoval at third for Venezuela. "If they put me at first base, I'll play," Cabrera said. "If they put me in right field, I'll play right field. I'll play wherever." Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said he'd prefer Cabrera to play third, but he's OK with whatever decision is made. "I don't have any concern about him playing first, but I'd rather him play third," Dombrowski said. "He's played first many, many times, so I'm OK with it."