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Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-4 in the Tigers' loss Sunday, dropping his batting average to .225.

It's early, of course, but it's odd to see the first baseman struggle so much to start the year. He's got just one home run and four RBI, striking out 10 times in the team's first 10 games. He doesn't appear to have any injury concerns, so things should start looking up for the MVP any day now.

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Tigers signed 1B Miguel Cabrera to an eight-year, $248 million contract extension.

The deal also includes $30 million vesting options for 2024 and 2025, so Cabrera could earn a total of $308 million with the extension. When added to the end of his old two-year deal, he could potentially earn $352 million over the next 12 years. Cabrera, who will turn 31 next month, is a career .321/.399/.568 hitter and is coming off back-to-back American League MVP awards.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Miguel Cabrera's extension including two vesting options worth $30 million apiece.

That means the extension could ultimately be worth $308 million over 10 years. When combined with his current deal that expires after next season, Cabrera could wind up earning a max of $352 million over the next 12 years. It's hard to blame Detroit for wanting to make Cabrera a Tigers for life, but they might be going a little overboard here.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B DET 23 Days

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Miguel Cabrera's contract extension is for eight years and will be added on to the end of his current deal that expires after 2015.

That means the American League's back-to-back MVP will be with the Tigers for 10 more years, and he's expected to receive just under $300 million over that span. There's little doubt that Cabrera is the best hitter in the game, but paying him around $30 million past his 40th birthday seems a bit much. Nevertheless, Detroit fans will be glad to know that Miggy will retire as a Tiger.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension.

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B DET 23 Days

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the AAV (average annual value) on Miguel Cabrera's extension with the Tigers is expected to be around $30 million.

That would be the highest ever for a position player and put him right around the AAV of Clayton Kershaw's new extension ($30,714,286) with the Dodgers. No word yet on how many years will be on the deal. Cabrera turns 31 in April.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera are closing in on a "mega extension."

Miguel Cabrera 1B/3B DET 23 Days

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Aaron Harang in the Tigers' 9-3 win over the Braves on Thursday.

It was Cabrera's fourth homer of the spring. He's hitting .353, which is about par for the course for him. He hasn't had average under .300 or an OPS below .900 in an exhibition schedule since 2008.

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Tigers have begun discussions on a long-term contract extension with Miguel Cabrera.

The talks are only in the preliminary stages, but both sides have previously admitted their desire to get something done. The superstar 30-year-old slugger and two-time reigning AL MVP award winner isn't set to hit free agency until after the 2015 season.

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Miguel Cabrera hit his third spring homer Tuesday off the Mets' Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Cabrera drove one well out to right-center today. He's now 14-for-35 (.400) with a six RBI and a 4/6 K/BB ratio this spring.