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Detroit Tigers

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Player Updates

May 7, 2021 12:04 AM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Heads to bench amid slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

Cabrera will receive the afternoon off on getaway day while he remains mired in an 0-for-27 slump that has dropped his batting average to .098 on the season. The 38-year-old is striking out at a career-worst 32.8 percent clip, and his Statcast-measured .150 expected batting average suggests fantasy managers shouldn't bank on a major turnaround even if his .108 BABIP climbs from its current level.

April 28, 2021 08:48 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Goes deep in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Cabrera got the scoring started with a solo home run off of Lucas Giolito in the first inning, giving the veteran two long balls this season. The former superstar is still batting just .171 and recently missed some time due to a biceps strain, but he should still play most days for the Tigers as long as he stays healthy -- which is no guarantee at this point in his career.

April 26, 2021 07:48 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Reaches base three times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Cabrera went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the lineup Sunday, but the veteran looked more comfortable in his second game back. He had previously missed two weeks with a strained biceps, and the Tigers will likely find him some rest days in the near future to help preserve his body across the full season.

April 25, 2021 09:20 AM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Activated, starting in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers activated Cabrera (biceps) from the 10-day injured list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. He'll start at first base and bat third in Sunday's game against the Royals.

After missing two weeks with the strained left biceps, Cabrera demonstrated enough progress over the last few days to gain clearance to rejoin the lineup. Though he'll be manning first base in his first game back from the IL, Cabrera is expected to see the bulk of his starts at designated hitter moving forward. Prior to being shut down with the injury, the 38-year-old slashed .125/.222/.292 with one home run in 27 plate appearances.

April 24, 2021 04:08 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Slated to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (biceps) will be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Royals, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Cabrera has been sidelined since April 11 due to a left biceps strain, but he'll be available for Sunday's series finale against Kansas City. The 38-year-old will presumably reclaim his spot in the starting lineup going forward despite slashing .125/.222/.292 with a home run, three RBI and four strikeouts to begin the season. Zack Short was sent down by the Tigers in a corresponding move.

April 24, 2021 06:52 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Could be activated Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (biceps) won't be activated from the injured list Saturday but could return for Sunday's game against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Cabrera has been on the 10-day injured list since April 11 due to a left biceps strain, but the team was hoping he'd be able to return over the weekend. While he won't be available for Saturday's matchup, manager A.J. Hinch didn't rule Cabrera out for Sunday's series finale. Prior to his absence, Cabrera slashed .125/.222/.292 with a home run and three RBI in seven games.

April 24, 2021 05:08 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Could return this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (biceps) took live batting practice Friday and could be activated from the injured list Saturday or Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

The 38-year-old has been taking batting practice throughout the week, but he's now on the cusp of being activated after facing live pitching. Cabrera was struggling to begin the season with a .514 OPS through seven games before landing on the injured list with a biceps injury.

April 22, 2021 11:24 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Takes batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (biceps) took part in batting practice on the field Thursday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Cabrera took batting practice in the cage earlier in the week, and he appeared to be swinging freely while hitting on the field Thursday. Although Cabrera isn't expected to face a lengthy absence due to his mild left biceps strain, a clear timetable for his return isn't yet known. Wilson Ramos and Jeimer Candelario should continue to fill in at designated hitter in his absence.

April 20, 2021 04:32 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Likely out through this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (biceps) may be able to take live batting practice by the end of the week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

He is taking batting practice in the cage Tuesday, and it sounds like Cabrera won't be able to return until early next week at the earliest. In the meantime, Renato Nunez will serve as the primary designated hitter.

April 18, 2021 02:24 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Won't return against Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (biceps) won't return during the Tigers' upcoming series against the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Cabrera isn't expected to face a particularly long absence, and manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday that the 37-year-old has been taking groundballs and hitting in the cage in recent days. He's expected to progress to full batting practice next week, but Cabrera won't return to game action until Friday at the earliest.

April 12, 2021 05:56 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Not expecting long absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera doesn't have anything worse than a mild strain in his left bicep and may not need anything more than a minimum-length stay on the injured list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Cabrera landed on the 10-day injured list Sunday and didn't initially have a clear timeline, but it appears as though he's avoided a particularly serious injury. He'll be eligible to return April 21 against the Pirates.

April 12, 2021 02:12 AM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: No timeline for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Cabrera (biceps) is without a clear timeline for a return from the 10-day injured list, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Cabrera was moved to the IL earlier Sunday with a left biceps strain, an injury that previously bothered the veteran during the 2016 and 2018 seasons. While Cabrera isn't believed to be dealing with a ruptured tendon -- which sidelined him for a large portion of 2018 -- the Tigers will still send him for more tests Sunday in order to ascertain the extent of his injury. Renato Nunez was called up from the Tigers' alternate site in a corresponding move, and he's expected to serve as the primary replacement for Cabrera at first base or designated hitter.

April 11, 2021 09:16 AM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Hits IL with biceps injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers placed Cabrera on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left biceps strain, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Cabrera had gotten off to a poor 3-for-24 start to the season at the plate, but he wasn't known to be dealing with an arm injury until he was placed on the IL prior to Sunday's series finale in Cleveland. The 37-year-old notably missed extensive time in 2018 with a ruptured left biceps tendon, so it's somewhat troubling that he's dealing with a related injury, albeit one of lesser severity. The Tigers selected the contract of Renato Nunez from the alternate site to fill Cabrera's spot on the active roster, and Nunez could be in store for regular work at either first base or designated hitter while the two-time MVP is on the shelf.

April 5, 2021 09:28 AM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Steps back into lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera (cramps) will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter and bat cleanup Monday against the Twins.

After he experienced cramping in Saturday's 5-2 win over Cleveland, Cabrera was held out of the lineup Sunday in the series finale, though manager A.J. Hinch suggested that the veteran would have likely been held out for maintenance purposes regardless of his health. In any case, Cabrera seems to be fully recovered following the day off, so he'll slot back into his familiar spot in the heart of the Detroit lineup as the Tigers open a three-game set with Minnesota.

April 4, 2021 09:16 AM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Out Sunday after fighting cramps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale with Cleveland after he developed cramps in Saturday's 5-2 win, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

The Tigers are presumably just exercising some caution with Cabrera, who will most likely be back in the lineup for Monday's series opener versus the Twins. Robbie Grossman will serve as Detroit's designated hitter Sunday, while Harold Castro picks up the start at first base.

April 3, 2021 03:44 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Shifts to DH on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera will serve as the designated hitter and bat fourth in Saturday's game against Cleveland.

Cabrera started at first base in Thursday's season opener and popped a home run, but he'll shift to DH for the second game as the Tigers look to keep him fresh. The 37-year-old is seemingly going to play the field at least a few times a week this season, though it remains to be seen exactly what the split will be between first base and DH.

April 1, 2021 11:00 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Homers in Opening Day win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 3-2 win over Cleveland.

Cabrera started at first base during Thursday's season opener and put the Tigers on the board with the first home run of MLB's 2021 regular season. The 37-year-old served exclusively as the designated hitter in 2020 but expressed a desire to play the field more this year. While Cabrera is unlikely to see extensive time at first base, he could pick up fantasy eligibility there in most leagues around the end of April.

March 30, 2021 03:20 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Will play first base Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said that Cabrera will start at first base in Thursday's season opener versus Cleveland, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

After being bothered by knee issues early on during the 2019 campaign, Cabrera transitioned from first base to designated hitter in mid-July of that season. Cabrera returned to full health in 2020, but the Tigers still elected to use him exclusively as a designated hitter in an effort to keep him fresh for the entire season. Though that plan worked well, Cabrera expressed a desire this spring to see more work in the field this year, and Hinch seems prepared to honor that request. Woodbery speculates that Cabrera is unlikely to play the field more than once or twice per week, but that still could be enough for him to qualify at first base in many fantasy leagues by the end of April.

March 29, 2021 08:28 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Goes deep Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

Cabrera has had a fairly quiet spring, as this was just his second home run and he's batting .225 with a .650 OPS. However, the most important thing is that the 37-year-old appears to be healthy heading into the regular season. Cabrera will likely be the Tigers' designated hitter most days, but new manager A.J. Hinch has said he's committed to playing the veteran at first base one or two times per week.

March 24, 2021 08:40 PM
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Impressing at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cabrera has impressed manager A.J. Hinch with his play at first base this spring, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Hinch has said he wants to play Cabrera at first at least one or two times per week, and the veteran has looked up to the task so far, The manager said Cabrera is "arguably the best first baseman we have," but even if that's true, the Tigers will still likely limit his time there to keep the 37-year-old fresh. Jeimer Candelario is expected to see the bulk of the time at first, and Renato Nunez could be in the mix too if he makes the team.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/05@ BOSW 6-54000010
05/04@ BOSL 7-115000000
05/02@ NYYL 0-24000000
05/01@ NYYL 4-65000000
04/30@ NYYL 0-102000000
04/29@ CHWL 0-113000000
04/29@ CHWL 1-33000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021DET1761362562200.098.179.2130.392
2020DET5720428511035245110.250.329.4170.746
2019DET1364934113912594810800.282.346.3980.744
2018DET381341740322222700.298.395.4480.843
2017DET1304695011716605411001.249.329.3990.728
2016DET15859592188381087511600.316.393.5630.956
2015DET119429641451876778211.338.440.5340.974
2014DET159611101191251096011711.313.371.5240.894
2013SEASON14855510319344137909430.348.442.6361.078
2012SEASON16162210920544139669841.330.393.6060.999
2011SEASON161572111197301051088921.344.448.5861.033
2010SEASON15054811118038126899533.329.420.6221.042
2009SEASON16061196198341036810762.324.396.5470.942
2008SEASON16061685180371275612610.292.349.5370.887
2007SEASON15758891188341197912721.320.401.5650.965
2006SEASON158576112195261148610896.339.430.5680.998
2005SEASON158613106198331166412510.323.385.561---
2004SEASON160603101177331126814852.293.366.512---
2003SEASON8731439841262258402.268.325.468---
Total24749214146028724891734116518343921.312.390.5380.927
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021DET17101300004
2020DET57408520113
2019DET136210196503418
2018DET381106010046
2017DET130220187303615
2016DET1583113355041526
2015DET1192812292031519
2014DET15952132011031021
2013SEASON1482613532051919
2012SEASON1614003776031728
2011SEASON1614803355032224
2010SEASON1504513418033217
2009SEASON1603403341051422
2008SEASON160362331903616
2007SEASON1573823327152317
2006SEASON15850232740102718
2005SEASON1584323446021220
2004SEASON160311309806520
2003SEASON87213147142312
Total247458217495586564235325
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2000R-Marlins572193857102222234610.260.344.352
2000A-Utica8323820062600.250.294.312
2001A-Kane County11042261113194766377630.268.328.382
2002A-Jupiter124489771344319753885101.274.333.421
2003AA-Carolina6926646972931059314994.365.429.609
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/249
Birthdate:
04/18/1983
Age:
38
Hometown:
Maracay, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:

MLB Experience:
17
Awards:

2008: AL Home Run Champion
2010: AL RBI Leader
2011: AL Batting Champion
2012: AL Most Valuable Player;AL Batting Champion;AL Hank Aaron Award;AL Home Run Champion;AL RBI Leader
2013: AL Most Valuable Player;AL Batting Champion;AL Hank Aaron Award
2015: AL Batting Champion