Turning the page of the World Baseball Classic for Miguel Cabrera, the experienced tolerero from Aragüe put on the Detroit Tigers jersey again this Monday to complete the last stretch of spring training in the city of Lakeland (Florida) and fine-tune what he it will be his final season as an active player in Major League Baseball.
The great figure of the feline currency arrived with the same spirit that he is known within the group and was placed by manager AJ Hinch as sixth in the batting order of the lineup that Detroit used in the exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Publix Field at Joker Merchant, being the designated hitter.
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In this match against the Canadians, "Miggy" failed in three official turns with the wood and struck out once.
Beyond the result that left this game (Detroit lost 5-0 with Toronto), the intention of the maracayero is to be once again that líder to help them reach the playoffs in October, something that has been desired by all the fans since the 2014 season when they were eliminated in the Divisional Series with the Baltimore Orioles.
For many, the key to having Cabrera at 100% of his physical conditions is what will allow the Tigers to be protagonists throughout the regular season in an American League Central Division where they will have to change that image he left in 2022. when finishing quarters in that area (26 games behind the Cleveland Guardians).
"I don't want attention. I don't want to become a distraction to my team. We want to go out and beat them ”, this is how Cabrera referred weeks ago to the AP agency about the role he will have in the club and what he aspires to say goodbye to baseball.