Latest Update Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is no longer in a walking boot Mon Dec, 08, 01:52 PM
An elite pure hitter, he has fantastic plate coverage that lets him hit for huge power and superb averages. Is patient at the plate and a highly consistent run producer.
Flaws: : Is not a top-end glove man and is a bit limited defensively. Doesn't have a lot of speed. Can get moody and a little surly at times. Has had off-field issues in the past.
Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone at top of his foot. This is good news for his recovery and is on schedule to be back on the field in time for spring training. Barring a setback, he should be at 100 percent for Opening Day.Analyst: Drew Phelps
The Dodgers recently poached Fox Sports analyst and former player Gabe Kapler to be their director of player development, and now they're in the running for one of the best directors of pro scouting in the business. The Dodgers are convinced that buying systemic infrastructure is just as (if not more) important than signing expensive free agents with an unlimited budget. It will be interesting to see how this "Team of Rivals" work together in LA. Analyst: Spencer Silva
The bone spurs were a known problem for Cabrera as they hindered him throughout the second half of the 2014 season. However, the stress fracture is a recent development and that's going to complicate the recovery. Following the procedure, they announced that he would be re-evaluated in three months which means his level of activity until January is going to be extremely limited. If all checks out, then he'll be able to increase his workouts, but this all pushes very close to spring training. It's very possible that he misses some time this spring.Analyst: Howard Bender
Cabrera was bothered by a bone spur in his ankle throughout the second half of the season. It obviously wasn't enough to keep him out of the lineup regularly, but significant enough for him to contemplate offseason surgery. Even with the recovery time, he should be ready for spring training.Analyst: Howard Bender