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Miguel Cabrera (1B,3B,DH)

Detroit Tigers

By Brendan Ross, Tigers Correspondent, Fri, Feb 20th 4:08pm EST

Miguel Cabrera (foot) has been cleared for non-contact baseball activities. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Although no strict timetable has been set for Cabrera's return, the Tigers are optimistic that he will be ready "around or close to" Opening Day. Cabrera has struggled through injuries in the past and might get off to a slow start. If this happens, see if you can buy low on the surefire stud. When healthy, Cabrera is an elite hitter.

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.

Miguel Cabrera News & Advice

news | Mar 3rd, 6:54pm
Seven years after Miguel Cabrera marked his Tigers debut in Spring Training with a home run, Yoenis Cespedes' first hit in a Detroit uniform also had a similar impact. He drove a grand slam down the left-field line in the fourth inning of the Tigers' Grapefruit League opener against the Orioles on Tuesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Rotoworld | Mar 3rd, 6:02am
Ryan Boyer touches on the Red Sox' center field situation, the recoveries of Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto and more in Tuesday's Spring Training Daily.
news | Mar 2nd, 9:30pm
Slugger Miguel Cabrera joined his teammates on the field for batting practice on Tuesday before the Tigers played an exhibition game against Florida Southern.
news | Feb 26th, 6:44pm
Miguel Cabrera has been hitting and throwing at Joker Marchant Stadium since arriving to Spring Training. He could begin working out at first base soon, too. Cabrera, somewhat limited at the start of camp by his surgically repaired right foot, ran while carrying 65 percent of his body weight Wednesday using the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill the Tigers ordered for him.