Tigers nice Cabrera unsure if he’ll play in ’23
Detroit Tigers nice Miguel Cabrera for the primary time on Thursday mentioned this can be the ultimate season in his Corridor of Fame profession.
Cabrera, whose battled well being points in 2022, had beforehand acknowledged he wished to play by the tip of the 2023 season, when he is owed $32 million within the closing absolutely assured 12 months of his contract.
“I’ve obtained to speak to my agent, I’ve obtained to speak to the GM, I am obtained to speak to everyone [to] see what is going on to be the plan for subsequent 12 months,” Cabrera advised reporters forward of Detroit’s sport in opposition to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. “Proper now we do not know. We’re centered on at the moment. We’ll go daily and see what occurs. I do not take into consideration subsequent 12 months. I am fascinated about attempting to complete wholesome this 12 months.”
The 39-year-old mentioned he has been enjoying by knee ache in latest weeks and will probably be restricted to only each different day throughout Detroit’s six-game homestand.
“You have to perceive your physique,” Cabrera mentioned. “I perceive my physique and I perceive my place now on this staff. I am OK. I’ll maintain working. Each time they offer me an opportunity to play I’ll go on the market and do my greatest. That is the underside line. That is what issues. And it is a chance for younger guys right here to get extra at-bats and see what we have got for subsequent 12 months.”
Cabrera made historical past earlier this 12 months, recording his 3,000th hit to grow to be the seventh member of the five hundred HR/3,000 hit membership.
After a stellar Could, nonetheless, Cabrera’s numbers have come again right down to earth. Getting into Thursday, he is slashing .271/.321/.336 with 4 residence runs and 36 RBIs this season. And he has simply three extra-base hits in his final 21 video games.