Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 12 hours ago

Cabrera homered and drove in three runs Sunday against Cleveland. He has three homers this season, all of which have come against the Indians, and nine of his 13 RBI are against Cleveland.

He pounded a two-run homer 365 ft to deep right field and then hit a sac fly to right again to drive in the third RBI. He may be a Cleveland killer, but he's batting .377 overall.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Cabrera went 4-for-4 with his first two homers of the season, a double and single in Sunday's win over Cleveland. He had 11 hits in the three-game series sweep and put up back-to-back four-hit games for the first time in his career.

Off season surgeries? Hah! He has hit .520 with eight RBIs and a 1.426 OPS in the first week of the season. He's clearly seeing and hitting the ball really well right now, but just don't expect this kind of continuous production. Those numbers are just downright freaky. But he will settle into an MVP-like groove.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cabrera (ankle) failed to pick up a hit in Monday's win over the Twins.

Despite owning starter Phil Hughes over his career, Cabrera when 0 for 3 and grounded into a double play in the fifth.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cabrera (ankle) is in the Tigers' Opening Day lineup starting at first base.

Cabrera will bat third in Monday's opener against Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, against whom he's hit .471 with five home runs in his career.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 4 weeks ago

Cabrera (ankle) played eight innings at first base Monday, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Over the weekend, manager Brad Ausmus said he believes Cabrera will be ready for Opening Day, and it's certainly an encouraging sign to see him play nearly a full game in the field. Barring a setback, it appears Cabrera could be on track to be available to start the season, though confirmation likely won't come until later in the week.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Manager Brad Ausmus indicated Saturday that he would be a bit surprised if Cabrera (ankle) isn't ready for Opening Day, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports.

Cabrera returned to first base last Wednesday after a short stint serving as the designated hitter. He's still finishing his recovery from offseason ankle surgery, but he's progressed well enough to be considered probable for Opening Day at this point.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Cabrera (ankle) will play first base in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

Cabrera's spring debut at first base wasn't expected to come until Thursday, but with the 31-year-old noticing improvement in his condition over the last few days, the Tigers elected to move him up a day. There was already plenty of optimism regarding Cabrera's availability for Opening Day after he was already able to serve as the team's designated hitter for two games, and his return to the field Wednesday should only further aid his chances.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Cabrera (ankle) is expected to make his spring training debut at first base Thursday, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports.

Cabrera underwent surgery in October for bone spurs in his ankle, and on Sunday, he made his spring debut as the designated hitter against the Nationals. In Sunday's game, he was 1-for-3 with a single and two strikeouts. Last season, Cabrera batted .313 with 25 home runs and 109 RBI over 611 at-bats. Following Thursday's game, look for Cabrera to continue to play first base this spring as he attempts to be ready for Opening Day.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Cabrera (ankle) will serve as the designated hitter for a few more games, but is "not that far off" from returning to first base, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Ausmus also indicated Cabrera has a "better than 50 percent chance of playing Opening Day. He and Victor Martinez both remain in the same boat, and it's possible that Cabrera would serve as the designated hitter if he's not healthy enough to play the field and Martinez is unavailable Opening Day. However, he should return to his role at first base early in the season if not the beginning.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Cabrera (ankle) could play in Sunday's spring game, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This would strictly be in a DH role, so even if Cabrera plays, he would still have some rehab to go before he's a viable first baseman in the field for Detroit. You're not likely to glean much from his batting line in the next few weeks, as spring training rehab numbers aren't going to give a full picture for how his season could go.