Tigers nice Cabrera unsure if he’ll play in ’23

Detroit Tigers nice Miguel Cabrera for the primary time on Thursday stated this can be the ultimate season in his Corridor of Fame profession.

Cabrera, whose battled well being points in 2022, had beforehand acknowledged he needed to play by way of the tip of the 2023 season, when he is owed $32 million within the ultimate absolutely assured yr of his contract.

“I’ve acquired to speak to my agent, I’ve acquired to speak to the GM, I am acquired to speak to all people [to] see what is going on to be the plan for subsequent yr,” Cabrera informed reporters forward of Detroit’s sport in opposition to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. “Proper now we do not know. We’re targeted on in the present day. We’ll go day-to-day and see what occurs. I do not take into consideration subsequent yr. I am fascinated about attempting to complete wholesome this yr.”

The 39-year-old stated he has been enjoying by way of knee ache in current weeks and might be restricted to simply each different day throughout Detroit’s six-game homestand.

“You have to perceive your physique,” Cabrera stated. “I perceive my physique and I perceive my place now on this staff. I am OK. I will preserve working. Each time they provide me an opportunity to play I will go on the market and do my finest. That is the underside line. That is what issues. And it is a possibility for younger guys right here to get extra at-bats and see what we have got for subsequent yr.”

Cabrera made historical past earlier this yr, recording his 3,000th hit to develop into the seventh member of the five hundred HR/3,000 hit membership.

After a stellar Might, nonetheless, Cabrera’s numbers have come again all the way down to earth. Getting into Thursday, he is slashing .271/.321/.336 with 4 dwelling runs and 36 RBIs this season. And he has simply three extra-base hits in his final 21 video games.