Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
3 days ago

Cabrera was hit by a pitch in the arm during Saturday's spring training game against Houston but he stayed in the contest, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

If there was even a hint of an injury, Cabrera would have likely been pulled, so there doesn't seem to be any cause for concern here. Cabrera will continue to work in camp with the Tigers until he plays for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic next month.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
4 days ago

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera is not a candidate to hit second this year, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers don't have a prototypical No. 2 hitter, and are considering sluggers Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez for the role. However, Ausmus said Cabrera will remain the No. 3 hitter. "Miggy has been pretty successful hitting third," Ausmus said. Cabrera should once again post elite fantasy numbers in a strong Detroit lineup.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
3 weeks ago

Cabrera acknowledged that his right ankle bothered him for much of the 2016 stretch run, but he feels healthy now, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera did not have a stint on the disabled list or an offseason surgery in 2016-the first time he's avoided both since 2012. The star slugger is turning 34 in April, but after posting 38 home runs, 108 RBIs and a .956 OPS last season, there's no reason to think that Cabrera is slowing down. He's still an elite fantasy option.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
3 weeks ago

Cabrera will once again represent Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, as he's done in all three previous editions of the tournament.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera is Venezuela's leader, and his five career World Baseball Classic home runs are tied for the second most all-time in the tournament. It probably goes without saying, but Cabrera will be expected to carry a big load offensively for Venezuela.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
5 months ago

Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and three runs in the Tigers important 6-2 victory over the Braves on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

This win and the Blue Jays loss moves the Tigers within 0.5 games of the final wild card spot. Manager Brad Ausmus admitted this week that Cabrera has been dealing with a knee issue, but it sure doesn't look like it in his stat line. Cabrera is 10-for-15 (.667) with 13 RBI in the last four games, and he has four homers in the last three. He is two homers shy of his first 40-home run season since 2013.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
5 months ago

Cabrera (knee) remains in the lineup Thursday, hitting third and manning first base against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

He hit a home run and narrowly missed hitting a second big fly in Wednesday's rain-shortened game, and while manager Brad Ausmus admitted after the game that Cabrera is hobbled by a knee issue, it seems unlikely he will miss time as long as the Tigers stay in the postseason hunt. They enter Thursday one game back of the Orioles in the hunt for the second wild card spot in the American League.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
5 months ago

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera thought his first-inning drive was gone, only to watch it hit off the wall. His fifth-inning drive, on the other hand, had little doubt, a classic Cabrera opposite-field swing toward the right-field corner. The slugger's 36th home run of the season was his 306th as a Tiger, tying him with Hank Greenberg for third in franchise history. It wound up being a game-winning deep fly as the game would end after five innings due to rain. Cabrera is hitting .400 with 14 RBI and three home runs over his last 11 games to help the Tigers stay in the playoff hunt.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
5 months ago

Manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Cabrera is hobbled by a "contusion" and has "got some fluid in his knee, so it's going to be sore sometimes," Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera's injury doesn't appear to be anything serious and he played the entire game (rain shortened it to five innings). Given the Tigers' current battle for a playoff spot, it would likely require a lot for the veteran slugger to miss a contest. Regardless, it may be something worth monitoring ahead of Thursday's series finale against the Indians.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
5 months ago

Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk, home run, five RBI and scored twice in Tuesday's blowout win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

It's tough to tell if the Indians were trying very hard after clinching the division the night before, but Cabrera certainly didn't miss out on his chance to rack up the stats. His five-RBI effort upped his season total to 102, and earned Cabrera his 12th 100-RBI season, tying him for sixth in MLB history. The slugger also passed icon Joe DiMaggio to move into 48th on the all-time list with 1,537 career RBI. Cabrera will have no reason to ease off the gas pedal in the final days of the season, as the Tigers sit just a game back from a playoff berth.

Miguel Cabrera
1B DET
5 months ago

Cabrera became the 100th player in Major League history to get his 2,500 career hit when he ripped a single in the third-inning of Sunday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera is just the eighth hitter to get their 2,500 hit in their age-33 season. He joins Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, ARod, Robin Young, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx and Rogers Hornsby in that exclusive club. The hit came after Miggy was plunked on the right hand by Bauer in the first inning. "Sore, very sore," was Miggy's description after the game. He was seen flexing it throughout the game, but he hopes Monday's rest day will be just what the doctor ordered to be able to play Tuesday.