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Just a day after telling the Detroit Free Press he was “not feeling well” and scaring fans that he would retire after this year, Miguel Cabrera announced he would be returning in 2023.
“No way am I quitting… Next year I’ll be here,” he said.
The Tigers legend had wanted to play out his contract, saying last year he was going to play “two more years, that’s all,” via Detroit Free Press.
“I say two more years. I think that’s enough. I’ll be happy with 20 years in the big leagues if I get there. Thank God for giving me this opportunity. Two more years and I’m done” , Cabrera said. in 2021.
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Cabrera was named a “special selection All Star” this season by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, along with Albert Pujols, who will retire at the end of the year. It was his 12th All Star selection.
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The future Hall of Famer recorded his 3,000th hit in April and became the seventh player in baseball history to record 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.
He won a World Series in 2003 with the then Florida Marlins, and is a two-time MVP, four-time batting champion, seven-time Silver Slugger and three-time Crown winner, doing so in 2012.
He was the first person to record baseball’s Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
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Cabrera has mutual options for 2024 and 2025 and will earn $32 million next season.