Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.309
 
Career Avg.
.320
Name  Miguel Cabrera
Born  4/18/1983
Height  6-4
Weight  240
Number  24
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/17/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .167 hitter (2-for-12) versus Seattle right-hander Chris Young.
Insight: We only know a few pitchers who can consistently get Cabrera out and Young is one of them. Its hard to imagine, but we'd call this an "off" year for the two-time MVP, batting .311 with 17 home runs, 86 RBI and an .887 OPS this season.
 
8/7/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in Thursday's starting lineup against Shane Greene and the New York Yankees.
Insight: He can probably use a day off. Cabrera has played 110 of 111 games this season and has batted just .256 over the past 11 games. He's still hitting .310 with 17 home runs, 84 RBI and an .893 OPS this season, though after two straight MVP seasons, we were expecting more.
 
8/6/2014 12:45:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has slammed four homers and batted .391 in his career against Yankees starter Chris Capuano.
Insight: Cabrera is 9-for-23 against Capuano. He's hit .311 with 17 home runs, 83 RBI and an .893 OPS this season, slightly underwhelming numbers after two straight MVP seasons.
 
7/23/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and two runs Wednesday at Arizona.
Insight: It was his first homer of July. Cabrera has batted .315 with 80 RBI and 61 runs this season, but he's on pace for 25 home runs, down from 44 in each of the past two years. It would be his lowest total since he hit 12 in 314 at-bats as a rookie.
 
7/19/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is 12-for-24 with three homers and a 1.455 OPS versus Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .308 with 34 doubles, 14 homers, 75 RBI and an .899 OPS this season, but has struggled of late batting just .267 with an .817 OPS over the past four weeks. We expect more for him. We could get it on Saturday.
 
Cold7/13/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: For the third time since June 27, Miguel Cabrera has gone three straight games without getting a hit.
Insight: Prior to June 27, he hadn't gone more than two games all season without getting a hit all season. In fact, he only went more than two games without getting a hit one time all of last season, and one of those games he exited with an injury before getting an at-bat. Despite the cold streak to end the first half, Cabrera is hitting .306 with 34 doubles, 14 homers, 75 RBI and an .898 OPS this season.
 
7/9/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is getting the day off Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Cabrera has gone three games in a row without getting a hit twice since June 27 after not going more than two without one at any point this season, but he went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs Tuesday to snap a 0-for-9 stretch.
 
7/6/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a woeful 1-for-14 (.071) lifetime against Rays left-hander David Price.
Insight: Well, if you didn't believe there was a pitcher who could own Cabrera so thoroughly, here's the proof. Miggy has a measly single and has struck out six times against Price in 14 at-bats. But, it's not really too advisable to bench the game's premiere hitter, especially as he's coming off back-to-back hitless games.
 
7/3/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera reached base four times (2 2B, 1 1B, 1 BB) Thursday against the Rays and scored all four times.
Insight: Cabrera's home-run total is down but he's hitting .316 with 67 RBI, 53 runs and a .925 OPS. He also has 32 doubles to go with his 14 home runs and some of those doubles may start turning into home runs in the second half.
 
6/30/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer Monday against the Athletics.
Insight: Cabrera was 0-for-13 over his previous three games. Prior to that stretch, Cabrera hadn't gone more than two games without a hit all season. The two-time AL MVP has a higher career OPS in July than any other month (1.010), so a big month could be in store after he barely cracked .800 in June.
 
Cold6/29/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera has gone 0-for-13 over his last three games.
Insight: Prior to this stretch, Cabrera hadn't gone more than two games without a hit all season.
 
6/29/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a sick 9-for-13 (.692) with a pair of home runs and a 2.022 OPS versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: A smart Feldman should probably just walk him to hold him to one base. Cabrera isn't hitting like he did last season, but he's still batting .315 with 13 HR and 64 RBI ... totals most mortals would love to have.
 
6/22/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Sunday at Cleveland.
Insight: Cabrera is only on pace for 29 homers after hitting 44 in each of the last two seasons, but he's hitting .322 with 61 RBI, 44 runs and a .934 OPS.
 
6/20/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is 11-for-21 with three homers and a 1.565 OPS against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Cabrera's numbers (.319, 12 HR, 57 RBI) would be solid for most hitters, but we have come to expect more from the Tigers' slugger.
 
6/9/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera (hamstring) is in the lineup Monday.
Insight: Cabrera (.326, 11 HR, 51 RBI) left Sunday's game after tweaking his hamstring, but it isn't serious enough to keep him out of the lineup. He's serving as the DH Monday against the White Sox.
 
6/8/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera exited Sunday night's game against the Red Sox after tweaking his hamstring in the sixth inning. SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
Insight: Cabrera (.326, 11 HR, 51 RBI) looked hobbled on his way to first base after lacing a single to left field. Don Kelly (.265, 0 HR, 3 RBI) pinch-ran for Cabrera and is now filling in for him at first.
 
6/7/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .438 hitter (10-for-21) against Boston ace Jon Lester.
Insight: Ho hum ... Cabrera hits everyone. He's batting .314 with 11 HR, 50 RBI and 32 runs scored after a slow start this season.
 
Hot6/1/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera homered for the second straight game Saturday night.
Insight: Cabrera's slow start is a distant memory. He's up to .332 with 10 home runs, 49 RBI and a .946 OPS. AL home-run leader Nelson Cruz has a big lead over Cabrera with 20 bombs, but the Tigers first baseman ranks second in the AL in average and RBI.
 
Hot5/26/2014 3:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (hamstring) is in Monday's lineup.
Insight: Cabrera left Sunday's game with a cramp in his right hamstring, but he's fine.
 
Hot5/25/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Sunday's game with a right hamstring cramp.
Insight: It doesn't sound serious. Cabrera may be back in the lineup as soon as Monday.
 

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