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Miggy will say goodbye to MLB in 2023

The Creole legend wishes to remain linked to baseball after his retirement

Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera (Miggy), legend of the Detroit Tigers, confirmed that the 2023 season will be his last in the Major Leagues (MLB, for its acronym in English).

"I thought I was never going to say never, but I think it's time to say goodbye to baseball," said the Venezuelan in a conversation with the press on Monday before his charity gala "Dinner With Miguel Cabrera and Friends," held in the city of Miami.

Miggy revealed that he discussed this decision with his family and that once his time as an active player ends, in what will be his 21st season on the "Big Show", he would like to continue working in baseball from other positions, preferably with the tigers.

"My goal is to contribute and help, because I love baseball," he stressed.

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Last season, the first baseman and designated hitter was plagued by lower back and knee injuries that limited his playing time, so his focus for what will be his final MLB season is centered on stay healthy.

The native of Maracay, Aragua state, was also open to attending the World Baseball Classic (WBC) with the Venezuelan team, to be held in March next year.

"If they give me the opportunity, I'm going to play," he said.

legendary honors

In his career in the Major Leagues, Miguel Cabrera has a batting average of .308, with 3.088 hits, 507 home runs and 1.847 RBIs, he also records 605 doubles and 1.530 runs scored.

Accumulates in his showcase four batting leads, two in tows, two in doubles and one in home runs.

Miggy has also attended 12 All-Star Games, won seven Silver Sluggers and won the 2003 World Series with the Miami Marlins, in a career with merits that puts him on the path to the MLB Baseball Hall of Fame.

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