The Detroit Tigers activated Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day disabled list before Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Cabrera hadn’t been since Sept. 2 because of a left biceps strain. At 39, he is in the worst offensive season of his major league career.
2nd June 2012: NYY @ DET
Miguel Cabrera puts the Tigers in front with a 466ft solo shot to center field off RHP Hiroki Kuroda pic.twitter.com/6uCRUFabvU
— Random Tigers HR (@TigersHR_) September 15, 2022
The future Hall of Famer is hitting .258 with four home runs and 38 RBI in 103 games in his 20th year in the majors. The 12-time All-Star and two-time AL MVP has 506 career home runs and 3,080 hits.
Neither 600 nor 550
Miguel Cabrera’s seasons serving the ball in large numbers diminished after the injuries that have bothered the Venezuelan. That is why the Venezuelan will not be able to reach 600 and less than 550 home runs in his last year of career.
This campaign reached the long-awaited hit 3,000 and reached it in a productive first part for the legend of the Tigers. And this Monday on his return from the disabled list he hit his 3,080th hit. To get to 3,200 singles in 2023 he will have to be completely healthy and take enough at-bats.
Far from 2,000
It currently has 38 trailers and totals 1,842. Getting to 2,000 looks a long way off, but depending on how this season ends and the pace of his offense in his senior year, he could be closer to 1,900.
The 1,150 extra-base hits
Cabrera’s playing time should decline by 2023 which could make it difficult to catch Adrian Beltre in 14th career career 1,151.
Cabrera’s many accomplishments in his 15 seasons with the Tigers include winning the Triple Crown in 2012, when he hit .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. He spent his first five seasons (2003-07) with the then-Florida Marlins.