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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: 13 | Salary: $21,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 5.75
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Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera out of lineup Monday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) First baseman Miguel Cabrera was not in the Tigers lineup Monday, the first time all season the slugger has not started. Cabrera will be replaced at first base by Hernan Perez.

Manager Brad Ausmus said that Cabrera's ankle has been cranky the last few days, making Monday a good time to give the slugger an off-day following the team's flight to Oakland, the Detroit Free Press reports. He is available as a pinch-hitter against the A's.

"Just give him a day mentally," said Ausmus when asked if he considered tabbing Cabrera as the designated hitter, per MLive.com. "His ankle has been a little cranky the last few days, so it's a good time. Especially after the flight."

In addition, rookie shortstop Dixon Machado will make the first start of his MLB career and hit ninth for the Tigers. Machado was called up from Triple-A on Sunday as Jose Iglesias battles a sore knee. 


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera blasts 11th home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 5 at the plate in Detroit's 10-8 loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Cabrera did his damage in the ninth inning when he crushed the first pitch he saw from Luke Gregerson over the left center field wall for a solo home run, his 11th of the season.

Cabrera is now hitting .344 with 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera collects 1,400th career RBI Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Thursday's walk-off win against the Astros. The RBI was his 31st and the 1400th of his career. His run-scoring single in the fifth gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead at the time.

Cabrera is the fifth-youngest player ever to reach 1400 RBIs. He joins Andres Galarraga as the only Venezuelan-born players to reach that plateau. 

He also extended his current hitting streak to nine games on Thursday. He has 14 hits in 35 at-bats during the streak to go along with four home runs and 10 RBI.

His 31 RBIs this season rank third in the American League. 


Miguel Cabrera drives in lone run for Tigers in loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera didn't hit a home run for a fourth straight game, but he did drive in the Tigers' only run with a first-inning double in a 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday night. 

Cabrera put the Tigers on the board first with a double to center and drew a walk later in the game. He's now hitting .333 on the year and is tied for first in the American League with three others with 30 RBI. 

During his five-game hitting streak, Cabrera has nine hits and nine RBIs. 


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera connects for 400th career home run


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit a home run in the Tigers' victory against the Cardinals on Saturday, the 400th of his career.

"That means a lot to me," Cabrera said. "But I just want to win and play games."

Cabrera has now homered in three straight games, hitting four during that span.

"He's definitely the best hitter in baseball and he's hands down the smartest player in baseball as well," Tigers starter David Price said. "He's pretty special."

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre connected for his 400th homer on Friday, although Cabrera, now in his 13th MLB season, hit his in 2,330 fewer at-bats.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera knocks 399th career home run Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) First baseman Miguel Cabrera hit a home run in the Tigers' win over the Cardinals on Friday, the 399th of his career.

Cabrera entered the game batting just .158 with no homers and one RBI at night this season, while hitting .471 with eight homers and 25 RBI in day games.

Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera homers twice, drives in five on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had quite an afternoon on Thursday against the Twins. Cabrera went 3 for 5 with two, two-run home runs and drove in a season-high five runs.

This was his third multi-home run game of the season so far. He hit his eighth home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and his ninth came two innings later. The big performance lifted Cabrera's season batting average to .328.


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera starting slow in May


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Royals and has just six hits in 31 at-bats this month.

Cabrera was his normal MVP-quality self in April, hitting .373/.465/.627 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 83 at-bats. Aside from a three-hit game in which he homered on May 3, he's had yet to find success since the calendar turned. Cabrera has hit just .186/.327/.209 this May, but it's unlikely the minislump lasts long. Even with the May doldrums, he's hit .325/.431/.535 with six home runs, 21 RBI and a 21:21 K:BB ratio in 114 at-bats.


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera slugs sixth home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-4 win over the Royals Sunday.

Cabrera extended his team's lead to 6-0 with his fifth-inning home run, and it provided to be the decisive hit of the game after the Royals were able to rally for four runs in the seventh and eighth innings. He was just 1 for 8 in the previous three games of the series but had drawn four walks to provide a constant presence on base.

Cabrera has hit .366/.459/.624 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 93 at-bats.


Tigers planning days off for Miguel Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Ian Kinsler


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that he plans to find days off for some of his regulars who haven't missed a game yet this year. 

Miguel Cabrera has started every game at first base. Ian Kinsler has been a fixture at second, and one day at DH is the only thing that kept Yoenis Cespedes out of left field this season. 

"Absolutely (a day off) can help," Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press. "Even if you're not struggling, just to not have to think about every pitch every at-bat, you just kind of sit back for a day and watch the game until you're called upon to go into it. It's almost like going to a spa for the day. It's mentally relaxing."


Miguel Cabrera blasts off twice as Tigers top Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) If it was just about anyone else, it would be a ridiculous day at the plate. But what Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera did Wednesday has become practically mundane for him.

Cabrera went 3-for-4 (yawn). What made his afternoon in Minnesota exceptional was that he slammed two home runs to give him five on the season and three in the last four games.

His explosion started slowly with a mere run-scoring double in the fourth inning. He then rocketed a 446-foot blast to center in the sixth and a 430-foot shot to center in the ninth. By the time the dust settled, his slash line stood at .370/.453/.630.

Cabrera has 17 RBI on the year.


Miguel Cabrera goes deep for Tigers in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 4 in Sunday's win over Cleveland. Cabrera drove in three runs, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning. 

"You don't have to do too much," Cabrera said to MLB.com. "If you're trying to say, 'OK, I'm trying to hit a double, home run,' it's not going to happen. When you've got speed in front of you and they get on base, you have to take advantage, make something happen. We did that a lot today and it worked for us."

Cabrera is now hitting .377 with three home runs and 13 RBI this season. 


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera draws four walks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Miguel Cabrera was walked his first four times up on Saturday, as the Tigers beat Cleveland, 4-1. 

Cabrera became the first Tiger to draw four walks in a game since Matt Tuiasosopo on May 19, 2013. Three of the walks were intentional. He was the first Tiger to get three intentional walks in a game since he did it on August 15, 2010, and he's the first MLB player to do it since Adam Dunn on June 5, 2013.

"He's an unusual hitter," manager Terry Francona said to MLive.com. "Sometimes it depends on the situation, the outs, who's pitching. There's all kinds of things that go into it."

Cabrera made an out in his only at bat of the day. 

"They are either going to pitch him delicately or they're going to walk him," right fielder Rajai Davis said. "It is what it is. They were very careful. They know what he did in Cleveland and they obviously remember it."


First strike yet to matter against Tigers' Miguel Cabrera


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has ridden a hot start to a .426/.491/.660 line with two home runs and 10 RBI in 47 at-bats over his first two weeks.

Many pitchers focus on getting ahead of batters with a first-pitch strike, but doing so has failed to matter against the two-time MVP. Cabrera has hit a remarkable .500/.545/.833 in 30 at-bats after going 0-1 in the count, with both his home runs coming in such a scenario. He's also been a beast with runners in scoring position, hitting .500/.529/.750 with one home run and eight RBI in 16 at-bats. The slugger will open a four-game series against the Yankees Monday.


Cabrera is first Tigers player since 1952 to have 11 hits in 3-game span


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is the first Detroit player since 1952 to record at least 11 hits in a three-game span, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Cabrera had at least three hits in each game during a three-game series against the Indians, which started Friday. He went 11 for 14 (.786) with one double, two home runs, four runs and six RBI against Cleveland. He also had one walk, one strikeout and one stolen base.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera slugs two homers in four-hit game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 4 with one walk, one double, two home runs and four RBI in his team's 8-5 win over the Indians Sunday.

Cabrera had been heating up over the weekend, going 3 for 5 and 4 for 5 in his first two games against the Indians, but he hadn't homered this season before smacking two balls over the fence Sunday. He's now 13 for 25 with four walks, two home runs and eight RBI in six games.

Cabrera will look to keep rolling in a series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh starting Monday.


Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera 4 for 5 Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 5 with four singles and one RBI in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Indians. 

Cabrera, who also scored a run, singled in his two first at-bats, but was unable to score. He then singled in the seventh inning to bring home Adrew Romine and give Detroit the lead. He is now hitting .429 on the season.


Cabrera, V-Mart able to start Opening Day for Tigers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) After some initial concerns Miguel Cabrera (ankle) and Victor Martinez (knee) might not be ready for the start of the season after both players underwent surgery in the offseason, they were able to make it into the Tigers' Opening Day lineup against the Twins. Cabrera is batting third and playing at first base, while Martinez is the DH and batting cleanup.

On the mound for Minnesota is right-hander Phil Hughes. Martinez is batting .259 (7 for 27) with no home runs, two doubles and two RBI in his career against Hughes, while Cabrera is batting .471 (16 for 34) with four doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI against Hughes.


Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera homers, doubles in loss to Rays


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had a solid day at the plate in an 11-5 loss to the Rays on Friday, reports the NY Times.

Cabrera, who hit a home run and a double, drove in three runs. 

For this spring, Cabrera is hitting .280 with three home runs, eight RBI and eight strikeouts.


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera fine after fall at first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera toppled over Braves infielder Kelly Johnson while trying to make a play near first base Monday but got up immediately and was fine, MLB.com reports.

"You get concerned anytime you see something like that with Miggy or Victor [Martinez] this time of year," manager Brad Ausmus said. "You pause for a moment. … I mean, clearly Kelly's not trying to hurt Miggy in any way. He's trying to be safe at first. It's a little surprising that, as long as Kelly's been around, that he would do that in a spring training game, but I don't know what his situation is over with Atlanta. He may be trying to make the team, so it's certainly an understandable baseball play. You want to be safe."

Cabrera has been able to work at first base in recent games as he continues his return from ankle surgery. After going 1 for 3 Monday, the first baseman is 7 for 20 with two home runs this spring.


Tigers optimistic Cabrera, Martinez will be ready for Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus expressed optimism he will have both first baseman Miguel Cabrera and designated hitter Victor Martinez available for Opening Day, reports MLive.com.

"I'd say, as of right now, I'm optimistic that we can have them both ready for Opening Day," Ausmus said. "But I'm probably more optimistic that at this point that Miggy will be ready to play."

Cabrera, who hit his second home run of spring training Saturday, missed nearly a month after surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle while Martinez underwent surgery in early February for a torn meniscus in his left knee.


Miguel Cabrera homers for second straight day for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run for the Tigers on Saturday, the second straight game in which he's homered. 

Cabrera went one for three and brought his spring average to .385.

Manager Brad Ausmus said he'd be "a little surprised" if Cabrera was not in the Tigers' lineup on opening day. 

Victor Martinez, also returning from injury, has also begun playing in Tigers' spring games. Ausmus said he was optimistic Martinez would also be ready for Opening Day, but he wasn't as optimistic as he was for Cabrera. 


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera feels 'very good' after debut at first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 2 and played four innings in the field Wednesday.

"I feel very good," Cabrera said after his debut in the field, per MLB.com. "I'm glad to be back at first and try to get in the rhythm, try to get in baseball shape. I was so happy to be out there at first base and try to play defense."

Cabrera made multiple tough plays in the field, giving his surgically-repaired ankle and foot a test.

"It feels very good," Cabrera said. "I try to make plays, and to make that play in that situation, I don't think about my ankle, my feet. Right now I'm focused on [trying to] go out there and play."

Cabrera is expected to be back at first base Thursday before receiving a day off Friday.


Tigers' Miguel Cabrera ready for spring debut in field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera (ankle) will start at first base Wednesday against the Marlins and will play four innings, according to MLB.com.

He told head athletic trainer Kevin Rand he was ready to play in the field after he filled the role of DH in his first two spring games Sunday and Tuesday.


'Better than 50 percent' chance Tigers' Miguel Cabrera will be ready by opener


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Miguel Cabrera made his spring debut in the Tigers lineup on Sunday, batting third and playing DH. 

Cabrera has missed most of the spring, rehabbing from ankle surgery. He went one for three on Sunday, with two strikeouts and a fly ball single to left. 

Afterward, manager Brad Ausmus said that Cabrera had a "better than 50 percent chance" of being ready by Opening Day, per Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.