Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera set the file straight relating to his future Friday, telling The Detroit News that he will certainly return for a 21st main league season in 2023.
A day earlier, the 39-year-old Cabrera indicated to reporters that this season could also be his final as he continues to take care of knee points. It marked the primary time that Cabrera had opened the door to the chance that he might not play subsequent yr after beforehand saying he deliberate to meet his contract, which is absolutely assured by way of the 2023 season.
However Cabrera stated Friday his plan of taking part in subsequent yr hasn’t modified.
“I am not going to retire,” he instructed the Information. “Not till after subsequent yr when my contract is finished. They did not perceive what I stated. No means am I going to give up.”
Cabrera joined the three,000-hit/500-homer membership earlier within the season, and was hitting .308 as not too long ago as July 8. However he’s struggled since, hitting .131 with three extra-base hits in his final 21 video games.
Knee ache, which he stated has elevated in latest weeks, has been partly in charge, however Cabrera believes subsequent yr shall be totally different. He turns 40 in April.
“Subsequent yr goes to go means higher,” he instructed the Information. “Subsequent yr I’ll be proper there.”