Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera not guaranteeing playing in 2023

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera not guaranteeing playing in 2023

Miguel Cabrera doesn’t like to talk about his right knee.

On Thursday, however, the 39-year-old didn’t hesitate to broach the subject. A few reporters approached Cabrera’s locker in the clubhouse after the Detroit Tigers DH did not participate in Wednesday’s series finale in Minneapolis. Realizing what was going on, the 20-year MLB veteran – a Baseball Hall of Fame lock – met them in the middle to talk about his health.

There is a chance that Cabrera will play his last season.

He is undecided about his status for 2023.

“I have to talk to my agent, I have to talk to the general manager (general manager Al Avila), I have to talk to everyone to see what the plan will be for next year,” Cabrera said. “Right now we’re focused on today. We’ll take it day by day and see what happens. I’m not thinking about next year at the moment. I’m thinking about trying to finish healthy this year, and we’ll see.”

The Tigers designated slugger Miguel Cabrera in the dugout in the first inning of the Tigers' 4-3 win over the Padres on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Comerica Park.

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Cabrera owes the Tigers $32 million for next season. He has spoken several times over the past two seasons of his goal of winning a World Series with the Tigers and his intention to retire after the conclusion of his contractbut this time he would not commit to 2023.

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