Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 week ago

Cabrera broke out of his early-season slump in a big way, going 4-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored on Monday against the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cabrera was held out of the lineup on Sunday to try to break him out of his funk, and it worked like a charm. The star first baseman raised his batting average from .206 to .254 with the big day. Cabrera now has three home runs and 10 RBI for the season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 week ago

Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Though Cabrera boasts a .375 career batting average against the Indians' scheduled starting pitcher, Carlos Carrasco, he's been stuck in a 2-for-24 rut over the past six games and could probably benefit from a day off. Andrew Romine will get the rare start at first base in his stead, but expect Cabrera to return to the heart of the Tigers lineup when they begin a series with the Athletics on Monday.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 week ago1 Comment

Cabrera is batting .210 with just one home run and six RBI this season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miggy has stumbled out of the game and his current 2-for-24 slump has seen his slash line drop to .210/.300/.306. He should recover soon enough -- Cabrera is simply far too good for this to extend much further.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cabrera reached base three times in a 1-for-3 day at the plate, along with accruing a run and an RBI against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cabrera was coming off two straight games without a hit, however the slugger has reached base at least once in each of Detroit's games this year. He has drawn four walks in his last three games as well, and appears to be seeing the ball very well early on this season. While only batting .273, Cabrera is managing a .407 OBP.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 1 month ago

Cabrera has had a good spring, recording a .324 batting average with three home runs and eight RBI in 37 at-bats. He has also walked eight times.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Miggy's OPS is elite this spring -- it's 1.020 -- so it's not a stretch to think he'll get off to a good start to the season, especially with both J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton in the Tigers' lineup. Cabrera could easily return to his past elite form if injuries are truly in his past.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Cabrera may play third base during the Tigers' interleague games at the start of the season if Victor Martinez can play first base, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's an interesting option for manager Brad Ausmus, but we need to see how VMart's knee holds up during spring training. Cabrera may quickly get one- and five-game eligibility -- the Tigers have six games against National League foes in the first 10 days of the season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 2 months ago

Cabrera went through a normal offseason this winter, starting his workouts following a three-week vacation at the end of the 2015 season, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Offseason ankle surgery entering 2015 and a calf injury during the year ultimately sapped Cabrera's power last season, holding him to just 18 home runs while he played at less than full health. As it stands, 2016 will mark the first time since 2013 that Cabrera enters spring training without an ailment to recover from. This winter, Cabrera focused his workouts on strengthening his legs, with the hope that he can return his power to a level more in line with his previous career norms.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 7 months ago

Cabrera is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cabrera will take a rest for the third time in the final four games of the season, but sandwiched a 3-for-4 night at the plate with a home run and two RBI in between the rest day. Jefry Marte will receive the start at first base in his place, batting seventh for the Tigers.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 7 months ago

Cabrera wrapped up his fourth batting title in five years with a 3-for-4 outing Saturday against the White Sox. He hit a home run and drove in two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He sits at .338 while Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts is hitting .320 with one game remaining. The homer was significant -- it ended a career-long streak of 29 games without one. it was his 18th home run of the season, but his first since Aug. 26 and just his third since the middle of June. His home run total was down last season, too, so at 32, he could be changing his game as he ages. It bears watching, although he'll still go off the table early in 2016 drafts.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 7 months ago

Cabrera is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Thursday's schedule off day, it will be the second game in a row Cabrera is held out of the lineup, as manager Brad Ausmus indicated he'd cut back on the 32-year-old's playing time down the stretch. Andrew Romine will get the start at first base in his place and bat second.