He began offensive production in spring training for Miguel Cabrera. The Venezuelan went 2-1 this Wednesday in the victory of the Detroit Tigers 8-7 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The maracayero, who had gone scoreless in his first five at-bats, hit a double in the first inning, against the shipments of Cuban Johan Oviedo, and in the end scored on a hit by Eric Haase.
Cabrera finished 2-for-1 with a walk and a run scored. He was replaced by Andrew Knapp as a pinch runner in the bottom of the sixth.
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The winning pitcher of this engagement was the Venezuelan prospect Kervin Castro, who retired the Pirates' scoreless ninth inning. Just before Nick Maton sealed Detroit's victory with a solo home run.
The setback was for the Dominican Osvaldo Bido.
“Miggy” is preparing for his last season as a player in the MLB and for his fifth World Baseball Classic, which starts for Venezuela on Saturday, March 11.