Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 7 Days

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that if Cabrera (ankle) isn't ready for Opening Day, "it's going to be very, very close," MLive.com reports.

Cabrera is slated to visit a doctor Feb. 15 for a checkup on his progress from October surgery, and while there's a chance he could be cleared for full participation at that time, the expectation is that Cabrera will be limited when full-squad workouts begin Feb. 24. The 31-year-old just recently shed his protective walking boot. Manager Brad Ausmus acknowledge that Alex Avila, who has played just one game at first base in the majors, could be an option at first if Cabrera is out to start the year.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 16 Days

Cabrera (ankle) is no longer using a walking boot, and he will be re-examined in mid-February, MLive.com reports.

The Tigers hope Cabrera can begin conditioning activities in mid-to-late February, but it sounds like the team won't know much more until after the mid-February examination. Cabrera remains uncertain for the start of the season, despite progressing as expected in the wake of October surgery. While the possibility of missed time may hurt his value, Cabrera should eventually benefit from a clean bill of health, after fighting through bone spurs for most of last season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 3 Months

Cabrera (ankle) may not be ready for Opening Day, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. "[Cabrera] is as tough as you can possibly be," GM Dave Dombrowski said Friday. "It's worse than what we ever would have anticipated."

The 31-year-old didn't miss a start and hit .379/.409/.709 with eight homers and 18 RBI in September, which is hard to fathom in light of these new details. Two screws were inserted into Cabrera's right ankle Wednesday to help stabilize a stress fracture in the navicular bone, a far more serious procedure than a simple scope to remove bone spurs, which is all Cabrera was believed to be dealing with. While the situation is slightly troubling, it will be three months before the Tigers evaluate Cabrera, and his progress in the interim will ultimately determine his availability for spring training and the start of the regular season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 3 Months

Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery Wednesday afternoon to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone in the top of his foot. He will be evaluated again in three months.

The bone spurs were a known issue that seemed to hamper Cabrera throughout the second half of the season, but the issue with the navicular bone adds a degree of complexity to the procedure that Cabrera underwent this week. That he'll be evaluated in late January prior to the start of spring training suggests that there's a possibility he won't be 100 percent when the Tigers report to Florida in February, as he may be very limited in his workouts in the coming months. Nevertheless, the procedure should offer some much needed relief with the ankle, following a season in which Cabrera hit .313/.371/.524 with 25 homers, 109 RBI and 101 runs scored.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 4 Months

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that a final decision on ankle surgery for Cabrera has not been made, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Bone spurs in the ankle limited Cabrera's mobility throughout much of the second half of the season, but it sounds like both Cabrera and the team are still weighing their options. Even if a cleanup procedure is ultimately deemed necessary, it likely wouldn't endanger Cabera's availability for the start of next season. The 31-year-old finished the 2014 campaign with a .313/.371/.524 batting line, 25 homers, 109 RBI and 101 runs scored in 159 games.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 4 Months

Cabrera was 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, and a home run in a losing effort against the Twins on Friday night.

It's difficult to imagine a season with 25 long ones, 109 RBI, and a .315 average being a disappointment, but Cabrera sets the bar extremely high. He remains one of the premier hitters in the game and is likely to be an offensive juggernaut again next year.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 5 Months

Cabrera was 4-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

Cabrera continues to rake, much to the delight of his owners in the fantasy playoffs. The slugger is hitting .469 with six home runs in 64 September at-bats.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 5 Months

Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in the Tigers' 8-6 victory Monday.

Cabrera has been totally locked in this month, batting a robust .436 through 14 September games. The slugger has just 23 home runs this season, but has five this month and now has 102 RBI for the season.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 5 Months

Cabrera is dealing with bone spurs in his ankle, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Cabrera has been hampered by injuries for much of the season but has not revealed the specifics of his ankle issue. While the bone spurs likely won't keep him out for an extended period down the stretch, Cabrera and the Tigers' medical staff will need to decide whether offseason surgery will be necessary. That decision reportedly has not been made, and chances are that will remain the case until the end of the season. While bone spurs can be a crippling injury, Cabrera has been on fire of late, notching 13 hits, including four home runs, in his last six games.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B.. DET 5 Months

Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in the Tigers' loss to the Giants on Saturday afternoon.

The multi-hit game was Cabrera's fifth in the last six contests, as the two-homer game was his second in a span of six days. With the Tigers in an unanticipated battle with the Royals for the division crown, Cabrera is unlikely to have the luxury of resting his variety of ailments in the coming weeks.