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Bless You Boys Mar 30, 2015

Presenting the 'Who's your Tiger?' bracket champion: Miguel Cabrera

We love Miggy the most, and here's why. About two weeks ago we announced our "Who's your Tiger?" March Madness-style bracket contest. The idea was to have some fun with the current trend of filling out tournament brackets, but also to narrow down the Tigers roster into our single collective most favoritest Tiger of 2015. Going into the tournament, Miguel Cabrera was favored by pundits as the favorite to win the tournament, and was awarded with the top overall seed. While there were a few surprise upsets along the way -- like newcomer J.D. Martinez taking down Tigers veteran Anibal Sanchez...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 29, 2015
Video: Phillie Phanatic meets his match after Miguel Cabrera steals keys to famous mascot's vehicle

Video: Phillie Phanatic meets his match after Miguel Cabrera steals keys to famous mascot's vehicle

Recognized for his antics and high jinks, the Phanatic got a taste of his own medicine when Miguel Cabrera turned the tables on the fluffy green mascot. CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillie Phanatic may have finally met his match. Recognized for his antics and high jinks, the Phanatic got a taste of his own medicine Sunday afternoon when Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who is also known for his in-game shenanigans, turned the tables on the fluffy green mascot. Shortly before first pitch between the Tigers and Phillies, Cabrera managed to get the keys to the...
Bless You Boys Mar 29, 2015

Miguel Cabrera steals Phillie Phanatic's ATV keys

Your browser does not support iframes. Miguel Cabrera managed to find himself in possession of the keys to Phillie Phanatic's ATV. (Why does the Phanatic need an ATV? We can only assume it's to get around his mobile-home park in Florida like everyone else.) Fifteen minutes of fun ensued. He-e-e-e-re Phillie, Phillie, Phillie. Too slow! Let's try fetch instead. The Phanatic appealed for help, but found no luck there either. Eventually the Phanatic gave up and fetched his own keys. Final score: Miggy 1, Phanatic 0.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers optimistic Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez will be ready to play opening day

Detroit Tigers optimistic Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez will be ready to play opening day

When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus finally unveils Detroits opening day lineup, dont be surprised if it includes the teams top two hitters. Watch video   LAKELAND, Fla. -- When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus finally unveils Detroit's opening day lineup, don't be surprised if it includes the team's top two hitters. Ausmus wasn't ready to pencil Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez in the opening day lineup Saturday, but the second-year manager told reporters he's "optimistic" both players will be ready to play against the Minnesota Twins on April 6. "I'd...

Cabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3

Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Tigers 4, Cardinals 3: Miguel Cabrera, Alex Avila hit home runs; Shane Greene strikes out six

Tigers 4, Cardinals 3: Miguel Cabrera, Alex Avila hit home runs; Shane Greene strikes out six

Cabrera gave the Tigers a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning when he hit a fly ball to right field off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn that just kept going. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera picked up Saturday right where he left off two days earlier. Cabrera homered for the second consecutive game Saturday afternoon in a 4-3 win over St. Louis Cardinals. Alex Avila also homered for the Tigers and Shane Greene pitched well except for one stretch in the third inning. Five consecutive batters reached base -- two on walks and one on an error -- as the Cardinals...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2015
Tigers 6, Orioles 4: Miguel Cabrera homers, knocks in three; Victor Martinez hits tiebreaking home run

Tigers 6, Orioles 4: Miguel Cabrera homers, knocks in three; Victor Martinez hits tiebreaking home run

Tigers starter David Price retired the first 10 batters he faced and the last 10 batters he faced, but the Orioles scored three runs on three hits in between those streaks. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera is one of the top run producers in all of baseball. On Thursday, he knocked in his first run of the spring. Then he knocked in another one. And then another. Then Victor Martinez knocked in two big runs as well. Cabrera and Martinez hit their first home runs of spring Thursday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a 6-4 win over the Baltimore...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2015
Tigers 8, Marlins 4: Miguel Cabrera sharp in debut at first base; Bryan Holaday caps rally with grand slam

Tigers 8, Marlins 4: Miguel Cabrera sharp in debut at first base; Bryan Holaday caps rally with grand slam

Playing in his first game in the field since the ALDS last year, Cabrera played four innings at first base and showed no signs of discomfort or limitations in Detroits 8-4 win over Miami. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera needed to convince manager Brad Ausmus that he was healthy enough to play first base Wednesday. It didn't take long for the nine-time All-Star to prove he wasn't lying. Playing in his first game in the field since the American League Division Series last year, Cabrera played four innings at first base and showed no...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2015
Detroit Tigers notebook: Miguel Cabrera gets wish, will make spring debut as first baseman

Detroit Tigers notebook: Miguel Cabrera gets wish, will make spring debut as first baseman

When Brad Ausmus inserted Cabrera into the lineup Wednesday, it allowed him to use Victor Martinez as the designated hitter. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera wanted to play first base as soon as possible. On Wednesday, he got his wish. Cabrera was originally scheduled to be the designated hitter today in his team's game against the Miami Marlins. But after Tuesday night's game he told head athletic trainer Kevin Rand that he was feeling good and hoped he could play first. Rand and Ausmus discussed the issue and Ausmus gave Cabrera the green light. "We told him...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2015
Yankees 9, Tigers 8: Miguel Cabrera strikes out twice; Detroit loses on walk-off homer in 9th inning

Yankees 9, Tigers 8: Miguel Cabrera strikes out twice; Detroit loses on walk-off homer in 9th inning

Playing in just his second game this spring, Miguel Cabrera finished 1 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts as Detroits designated hitter in the Tigers 9-8 walk-off loss to the Yankees. TAMPA, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera is clearly still getting back into the swing of things. Playing in just his second game this spring, Cabrera finished 1 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts as the team's designated hitter in the Tigers' 9-8 walk-off loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Yankees minor leaguer Ramon Flores hit a three-run home run...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup for the second time this spring. Cabrera, who made his spring debut Sunday, has been tabbed the designated hitter once again. Who: Detroit Tigers (7-14-2) at New York Yankees (12-9-1) Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Television: MLB Network Radio: WXYT 1270 Twitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING LINEUPS Detroit Tigers 1. Anthony Gose, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, DH 4. J.D. Martinez, RF 5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 6. Alex Avila, C 7. Nick Castellanos, 3B 8. Andrew Romine, 1B 9....
Plain Dealer Mar 23, 2015

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera says he'll play opening day: MLB news, updates, links

Miguel Cabrera says Victor Martinez and he will be in the Tigers opening day lineup this season despite spending much of spring training recovering from ankle and knee surgeries, respectively.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 22, 2015
Miguel Cabrera confident he, Victor Martinez will be ready for opener: 'Hopefully we can be 100 percent'

Miguel Cabrera confident he, Victor Martinez will be ready for opener: 'Hopefully we can be 100 percent'

Cabrera was in an especially jovial mood Sunday afternoon when he took time out from a clubhouse ping-pong game to discuss his first game action of the season. He struck out twice and singled in three at-bats. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera was happy to make his Grapefruit League debut, even if it was a little late. But he's confident that he will make his regular-season debut with the Detroit Tigers right on time. Cabrera was in an especially jovial mood Sunday afternoon when he took time out from a clubhouse ping-pong game to discuss his first game action of...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 22, 2015
Tigers 7, Nationals 7: Miguel Cabrera singles in debut; Justin Verlander surrenders three HRs

Tigers 7, Nationals 7: Miguel Cabrera singles in debut; Justin Verlander surrenders three HRs

Cabrera struck out in his first two at-bats before lining a single to left-center. Verlander allowed five runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings. LAKELAND, Fla. -- It took a few at-bats for Miguel Cabrera to find his groove. Justin Verlander never really seemed to find his. Cabrera singled in his third at-bat Sunday afternoon and Verlander got roughed up for three home runs in a 7-7 tie with the Washington Nationals. J.D. Martinez hit his team-leading fifth home run, a two-run shot, for the Tigers. Alex Avila hit a two-run home run for the Tigers, while Wade...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 22, 2015

Miguel Cabrera singles in third at-bat of 2015 Grapefruit League debut

Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first two at-bats Sunday afternoon before lining a single to the outfield to lead off the sixth inning. It was the 2015 Grapefruit League debut for Cabrera, who had offseason foot and ankle surgery.

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