Miguel Cabrera RUMORS & NEWS

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards

    MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Tigers' Cabrera locks up 4th batting title in 5 years

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander has Miguel Cabrera’s bat. He has his helmet from when he clinched the 2012 Triple Crown, and on Saturday night he received a signed pair of his batting gloves. “If you keep doing really special stuff,” Verlander told Cabrera, “I’m going to have your entire uniform up on my..." October 05

  • Back pain puts Tigers’ Cabrera on bench

    Detroit News "It’s been 24 games, 98 plate appearances, since Miguel Cabrera hit a home run. The longest he’s ever gone between home runs in his career is 27 games. Since coming off the disabled list in early August, he’s hit two home runs. Missing six weeks with a calf strain, on top of the occasional..." September 24

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Miguel Cabrera's back has been bothering him for a few days. With off-day tomorrow, Ausmus is trying to get him two days.

  • Frustrated Cabrera goes to bat for Ausmus

    Detroit News "It hit the proverbial fan for Miguel Cabrera Friday morning in Cleveland. After another tough loss, he woke up to reports that manager Brad Ausmus would be fired at the end of the season. “We’re over there and see what’s in the paper and some fan comes to you, ‘Oh, the manager’s fired. Oh,..." September 17

  • Miguel Cabrera's return an unnecessary risk by Detroit Tigers

    Michigan Live "Miguel Cabrera didn't look like one of the best hitters in baseball Friday night. He didn't even look like one of the best hitters on his own team. Can you blame him? It's unfair to expect any player -- even a two-time MVP -- to light up the scoreboard the first game back after missing..." August 15

  • Tigers activate Miguel Cabrera after six weeks on the disabled list

    Daily Tribune "The last two years, the Detroit Tigers had to live with a limited — maybe 75 percent of normal, maybe less — version of Miguel Cabrera as he dealt with second-half injuries to his power train. But they never lost him. This time, after losing Cabrera for 42 days — almost exactly six weeks..." August 14

  • Miguel Cabrera expected to rejoin Tigers on Friday

    Sporting News "Tigers All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera is set to return from the first disabled list stint of his 13-year career Friday in Houston, per the Detroit Free Press. Cabrera injured a calf muscle July 3 running from first base on a hit-and-run play against the Blue Jays at Comerica..." August 13

  • Miguel Cabrera ran the bases and took live batting practice, could return over the weekend

    Hardball Talk "Miguel Cabrera cleared two major hurdles in his recovery from a Grade 3 calf strain on Tuesday evening, running the bases and taking live batting practice with teammates before the Tigers’ series opener at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told MLB.com’s Jason Beck..." August 12

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Miguel Cabrera likely to play Friday but might not play all three games this weekend.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Big test comes tomorrow afternoon, but Miguel Cabrera did some light running around bases during batting practice.

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    #Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said it "wouldn't shock me" if Miguel Cabrera rejoined team by the end of the next road trip, which is Aug. 19.

  • Tigers could have Miguel Cabrera back within two weeks

    Hardball Talk "It’ll probably be too late to save their playoff chances, as the Tigers were sellers at the trade deadline and currently sit at 52-55, but Miguel Cabrera is close to returning from the disabled list. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told James Schmehl of MLive.com that it “wouldn’t shock me” if..." August 06

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Miguel Cabrera still hoping to get back this season, but is honest about timetable, which moved on side of caution after trades.

  • Tigers' Cabrera feeling better, but won't rush return

    Detroit Free Press "It's unclear how much longer Miguel Cabrera will remain out as he recovers from a grade 3 left calf strain, but he said today that he's confident he will return to the Detroit Tigers' lineup before the end of the season. He's just not planning to rush it, as he was once prepared to..." August 05

  • Miguel Cabrera's recovery appears to be on fast track

    Detroit News "Miguel Cabrera continues to aggressively push the boundaries of his healing process. There he was Saturday taking ground balls at first base. He is back on a regular hitting regimen, taking full batting practice with the third group and he’s been taking throws at first base. “He’s still a..." July 25

  • Tigers' Cabrera 'feeling better,' takes swings in BP

    Detroit News "Miguel Cabrera was walking around the clubhouse before the game Friday with batting gloves on. He's getting antsy. "Feeling better," he said. "Making progress. Hopefully it will be soon I can get on the field and try to do some baseball activities." Friday was the first time Cabrera..." July 25

  • Miguel Cabrera continues rehabilitation process, posts Instagram photo of walking boot

    Michigan Live "Miguel Cabrera might be spending some time on the couch watching television. But he is also putting plenty of work in while working his way back from a strained left calf that has him on the disabled list. Cabrera is going through regular physical therapy sessions and had a platelet-rich plasma..." July 10

  • Miguel Cabrera exits game with calf injury

    Sporting News "Already struggling this season, the Tigers may be in a tight spot moving forward after All-Star Miguel Cabrera limped off the field Friday with what is being diagnosed as a left calf strain. Cabrera injured his calf running from first base on a hit-and-run play with Victor Martinez at the dish..." July 04

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera expected to miss six weeks with Grade 3 calf strain

    Michigan Live "The news keeps getting worse for the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera, the centerpiece in Detroit's talent-packed offense, is expected to miss six weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 3 strain in his left calf. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement early Saturday -- a day after..." July 04

  • Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on 15-day DL with calf strain

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers have placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain. Cabrera suffered the injury in the fourth inning of Friday's contest with the Toronto Blue Jays while running to second base. He pulled up limping and slowly made his way to the..." July 04

  • Miguel Cabrera on trailing in AL All-Star voting: “I don’t care.”

    Hardball Talk "In the latest update on American League All-Star voting, provided last Monday, Tigers first baseman trailed Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer by nearly 600,000 votes. The Royals’ dominance in balloting has spurred a debate and prompted many ideas for potential changes, but no matter what, if..." June 15

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Travis Ishikawa has been reinstated from his rehab assignment and then designated for assignment. #SFGiants

  • Tigers' Cabrera to make first start at 1B today

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera's right foot is feeling very good. It's feeling so good that manager Brad Ausmus announced that the slugger will make his first start at first base today, when the Detroit Tigers face the Miami Marlins (1 p.m., FSD). Cabrera played his first exhibition at designated hitter..." March 25

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Miguel Cabrera cleared for running progression and limited baseball activity, Dave Dombrowski announces. Basically hitting and throwing.

  • Miguel Cabrera could be cleared for baseball activities

    USA Today "Another week, another injury update. On Feb. 10, it was Victor Martinez, whose left knee surgery produced the best possible result: The Detroit Tigers' designated hitter is expected to miss only 4-6 weeks. Today, it is Miguel Cabrera's turn. Cabrera will be evaluated by Dr. Robert..." February 17

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Miguel Cabrera to see doctors Tuesday. Expect the Tigers to learn a lot about a timeframe from there.

  • Miggy improving, no longer in walking boot

    MLB.com "Miguel Cabrera took another step Thursday in his rehab from foot and ankle surgery. He took that step without the aid of a walking boot. "He's cleared to wear normal shoes," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Thursday. The clearance came from Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the..." January 15

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    It’s safe to say Cabrera won’t be ready for the start of spring training a week later, Rand said, but too soon to tell for Opening Day.

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Dave Dombrowski: Final decision on surgery for Miguel Cabrera has not been made.

  • Miguel Cabrera doesn't take playoff bonus, only wants a ring

    CBS Sports "Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera has decided not to take his earned monetary bonus for the Tigers making the playoffs, instead saying he's only interested in getting a World Series ring. The two-time MVP refused to sign a form for players to get their playoff share. Via USAToday.com, here's how..." October 01

  • Ausmus confirms Cabrera has bone spur, says surgery uncertain

    MLB.com "The Tigers are two back in the AL Central and a half game back in the wild card. They need every bit of everything they can muster to catch up, but their Mr. Everything, Miguel Cabrera, has been hobbled of late. Now we have a more specific diagnosis than a mere sore ankle: he has bone spurs." September 08

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Miguel Cabrera reaggravated a right ankle injury when he slid into home plate last night. It's minor, but something to keep an eye on.

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera denies report he feels lingering effects from injury

    Detroit News "Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera denied telling a reporter the groin muscles he had surgically repaired this offseason are still affecting him. A story published by USA Today on Monday said Cabrera, in Spanish, talked about the lingering injury. “There are times when I feel good, but..." July 16

  • Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera still bothered by groin injury

    SI "Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says that a groin injury that bothered him last season and required him to have sports hernia surgery is still giving him issues. Even though his overall power numbers are down, Cabrera still leads the major leagues with 75 RBI. Last season, Cabrera..." July 15

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera leaves game with right hamstring cramp

    Detroit News "It might be going from bad to worse for the Tigers. After a lackluster week, with six losses in seven games, the Tigers will have to monitor the health of Miguel Cabrera in the coming days. Cabrera left in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against the Rangers at Comerica Park. He singled..." May 25

  • Robbie Ray wins in debut, Miguel Cabrera perks up in big way for sizzling Tigers

    Detroit News "They just take a while, that’s all. On a night that rookie Robbie Ray, as the winning pitcher sprinkled a fine debut onto the Doug Fister deal to make it the most palatable it’s been since it was done, there was a sign of what’s probably to come. But it didn’t involve Ray — who pitched well..." May 07

  • Miguel Cabrera will get $2 million for MVPs and $1 million for Triple Crowns

    Hardball Talk "As part of his new eight-year, $253 million extension with the Tigers reigning back-to-back MVP Miguel Cabrera has bonuses for winning the award again or capturing another Triple Crown in the future. Via the Associated Press, beginning in 2016 his contract will pay an additional $2 million for..." April 02

  • Extension will pay Cabrera $292M

    CSN Philly "If Miguel Cabrera keeps it up, he's going to go down as one of the greatest hitters who ever lived. Even if he doesn't keep it up, he's going to be one of highest-paid hitters who ever lived. The Detroit Tigers on Thursday gave Cabrera an eight-year extension worth approximately $248..." March 28

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Miguel Cabrera's new deal with #tigers will be for 10 years and just under $300M, says a baseball source.

  • Miguel Cabrera is closing in on extension with Tigers

    CBS Sports "Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers are closing in on an extension for the superstar slugger that will likely make him a Tiger for life, sources told CBSSports.com. There will still need to be a physical before anything is finalized, but Cabrera has a remarkable record for staying healthy. The..." March 27

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Tigers have opened talks with Miguel Cabrera on an extension, but discussions remain at a very preliminary stage. @FOXSports1

  • Miggy feeling stronger after offseason surgery

    MLB.com "The Tigers have no shortage of star pitchers who reported to Spring Training well ahead of Thursday's official reporting date. That's no different than previous years. The superstar slugger who reported at the start of the week made a bigger impact with his arrival. Miguel Cabrera has been..." February 13

  • Despite warning, expect Tigers to extend Miguel Cabrera's deal at a premium

    Detroit News "Tigers Nation is preoccupied these days with Max Scherzer. He is the trendy talking point among those debating whether the Tigers should, or will, extend Scherzer’s contract as it moves closer to its 2014 finish line. Considering the Cy Young Award trophy Scherzer recently tucked into a home he..." January 29

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    Matthew B. Mowery @matthewbmowery

    Miggy will play 1B, Castellanos 3B for #Tigers. It's now official.

  • Tigers not yet committed to moving Miguel Cabrera to first; decision coming soon

    Detroit News "Who’s on first? Who’s on third? The Tigers continue to say they’re not yet sure, even in the wake of reports out of Venezuela that Miguel Cabrera has informed ballclub brass he is open to moving back to first. “We are not prepared to answer that question yet,” Dave Dombrowski, Tigers..." December 01

  • Report: Miguel Cabrera told Tigers he wants to play first base

    Detroit Free Press "With Prince Fielder on the move to Texas, Miguel Cabrera wouldn’t mind moving back across the diamond next season. Cabrera, who played third base for the Detroit Tigers the past two seasons with Fielder at first base, has told the Tigers “I want to play first base,” according to Venezuelan..." November 28

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    manolo hernandez d. @beisbolporgotas

    “I’ve told the #Tigers I want to play 1B”: AL two-time MVP @MiguelCabrera to Venezuelan daily newspaper El Universal (@EUDeporte)

  • Miguel Cabrera wins AL MVP award; Andrew McCutchen takes NL MVP

    SI "Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won his second consecutive American League Most Valuable Player award and Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen won his first National League MVP in balloting announced on Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera is the first AL..." November 15

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera wins back-to-back MVP awards

    USA Today "Miguel Cabrera didn't win a second consecutive Triple Crown, but that's about all that changed as the Detroit Tigers third baseman repeated as American League Most Valuable Player. Just like in 2012, Cabrera prevailed in the ongoing debate over defining the award and over Los Angeles Angels..." November 14

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