Detroit Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera uncertain if he’ll play beyond this season

Detroit Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera uncertain if he'll play beyond this season

The excellent Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera for the first time on Thursday, said this could be the final season of his Hall of Fame career.

Cabrera, whose health issues struggled in 2022, previously said he wanted to play until the end of the 2023 season when he was owed $32 million in the fully guaranteed final year of his contract. .

“I need to speak to my agent, I need to speak to the general manager, I need to speak to everyone [to] see what’s going to be the plan for next year,” Cabrera told reporters before Detroit’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. “At the moment, we don’t know. We are focused on today. We will go day by day and see what happens. I don’t think about next year. I think I’ll try to finish healthy this year.”

The 39-year-old said he’s been struggling with knee pain for the past few weeks and will be limited to alternate days during Detroit’s six-game home game.

“You have to understand your body,” Cabrera said. “I understand my body and I understand my position now in this team. I’m fine. I’m going to keep working. Every time they give me a chance to play, I’m going to go out there and do my best. That’s the baseline. That’s what matters. And it’s an opportunity for the kids here to get more at-bats and see what we have for next year.

Cabrera made history earlier this year, scoring his 3,000th hit to become the seventh member of the 500 HR/3,000 hits club.

After a stellar May, however, Cabrera’s numbers came down to earth. Entering Thursday, he cuts .271/.321/.336 with four home runs and 36 RBIs this season. And he has just three extra hits in his last 21 games.


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