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Miguel Cabrera (1B,3B,DH)

Detroit Tigers

By Brendan Ross, Tigers Correspondent, Wed, Jan 14th 4:01pm EST

Cabrera, who had surgery in October to remove bone spurs on his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture on his right foot, will not be ready for Spring Training. (Source: Anthony Fenech)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera will have another checkup in mid-February, but it's too early to tell whether Cabrera will be ready for opening day. Cabrera projects to be a clear first-round draft pick but it is quite possible that he will start slow again this season due to the injuries and missing Spring Training. If Cabrera starts out the season slow again, he could be a good buy-low candidate, but it might be hard to pry him from his owner. FantasyPros' Zeile Consensus Projections has Cabrera hitting 0.313 with 32 HR and 107 RBI.

By Christopher Ziza, Tigers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 8:01am EST

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful ankle surgery in late October to clean up some bone spurs in his right ankle. During the procedure, the medical staff found and repaired a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Detroit star has had a few health problems over the past couple of years but still has remained one of the most productive hitters in the game. Having what is considered a down year for him in 2014, Cabrera still hit for a .313 average while hitting 25 home runs, 109 RBI and a career-high 52 doubles. While his off-season will be heavily regimented in rest, he is expected to be back in time to get plenty of practice in Spring Training. When healthy there is not many bats better than Cabrera's in fantasy baseball and his dual eligibility at each of the corner positions only solidifies that fact.