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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%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 2.02
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Miguel Cabrera serving as DH with ankle issue


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)
Can Avisail Garcia live up to the hype? (USATSI)
Can Avisail Garcia live up to the hype? (USATSI)

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. 


American League reveals All-Star batting order


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The American League unveiled the following batting order for Tuesday's All-Star game: Shortstop Derek Jeter, left fielder Mike Trout, second baseman Robinson Cano, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, right fielder Jose Bautista, designated hitter Nelson Cruz, center fielder Adam Jones, third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Salvador Perez.

Miguel Cabrera drives in three after day off


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:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Miguel Cabrera knocks 14th home run Monday


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.

Miguel Cabrera leaves game due to hamstring cramp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Sunday's game against the Rangers with a right hamstring cramp. He is considered day to day.

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).