Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:06:23 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera will see some playing time at third base during the team's upcoming interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, in order to keep the bat of 1B/DH Victor Martinez in the starting lineup. Manager Brad Ausmus said it is unlikely that Martinez will see any time behind the plate because of the physical demands of the position, given his recent back problems.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:37:41 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (groin) denied comments recently published that, translated from the Spanish language, quoted Cabrera as saying his groin injury still affects him and is the result of his loss in power. After hearing quotes from the story, Cabrera said situations like this are the reason he rarely talks to the media.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:09:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (groin) said he hasn't completely recovered from a groin tear that bothered him at the end of last season. "There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly," Cabrera said. "It's part of the process." Still, Cabrera is hitting .306 with 75 RBIs at the break, but his 14 home runs are down from previous seasons.
Fantasy Tip: Miggy's power is noticeably down, yes, and it could be a result of his offseason surgery. However, he remains an elite fantasy option, and he may improve his power numbers in the second half if he becomes more comfortable.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:09:49 -0700
The American League announced their starting lineup for the All-Star game Monday, July 14. Leading off will be New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter, followed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout, Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano, Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista, Baltimore Orioles DH Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones, Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson and Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:05:42 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 9, because he wanted to give Cabrera an off-day during a day game. OF Don Kelly is starting in his place at first base and batting fifth.
Fantasy Tip: Get Miggy out of your lineup if you can.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:47:49 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera will not take part in this year's Home Run Derby. "I'm going to enjoy watching," Cabrera said, according to The Detroit News. Cabrera said he doesn't want to mess with his swing right now. He's hitting .255 with 15 RBIs in his last 25 games.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:14:41 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez, Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera, Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano, New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter, Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout and Baltimore Orioles OFs Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz have been named the starters for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:41:05 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wants to give 1B Miguel Cabrera a day off before the All-Star break but may find it difficult to do so as long as DH/1B Victor Martinez (back) is out of the lineup. "It's more a mental break for Miggy," Ausmus said. "He's grinding out every single day. He has had some DH days, which helps getting him off his feet, but sometimes you just need a mental break. It becomes more difficult to do that with Victor hurt, but I may just have to do that regardless."
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:03:18 -0700
Detroit Tigers C/DH Victor Martinez wants to stay with the team, but the Tigers have a problem heading toward Martinez's free agency. The Tigers want to know how much longer 1B Miguel Cabrera can play defense before shifting into the DH role.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:34:01 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (hamstring) said he was feeling better Wednesday, June 11, but he was the designated hitter again.