Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera not guaranteed to play in 2023 – Detroit Free Press

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera not guaranteed to play in 2023 - Detroit Free Press

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

On Thursday, however, the 39-year-old did not hesitate to discuss the issue. Some reporters approached Cabrera’s locker in the clubhouse after the Detroit Tigers DH sat out Wednesday’s series finale in Minneapolis. Realizing what had happened, the 20-year MLB veteran — a lock for the Baseball Hall of Fame — met them in the middle to talk about his health.

There is a chance that Cabrera is playing his last season.

He is undecided on his status for 2023.

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

Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera in the dugout during 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 is owed $32 million by the Tigers for next season. He has spoken repeatedly over the past two seasons about his goal of winning a World Series with the Tigers and his plan to retire after his contract expires, but this time he would not commit to 2023.

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