DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera clarified his place on retirement on Friday, saying he plans to play in 2023.
“I’m not going to retire,” he instructed the Detroit News. “Not until next year after my contract is done. They didn’t understand what I said. No way am I going to quit.”
Cabrera, who has been troubled by knee issues the final a number of years, was hitting .308 on July 6 and had joined the 500-homer, 3,000-hit membership.
Since then, he’s hitting .125 with one dwelling run and two doubles in 21 video games. Tigers supervisor A.J. Hinch mentioned he’ll strive taking part in Cabrera each different day throughout Detroit’s present homestand and the slugger was out of the lineup Friday towards the Tampa Bay Rays.
On Thursday, Cabrera didn’t point out retirement, however talked about wanting to search out out what his position might be going ahead.
“Right now, I don’t know,” he mentioned. “We’re focused on going day by day and seeing what happens. I’m not thinking about next year.”
Friday, he made positive everybody understood subsequent 12 months can be spent at Comerica Park.
“Next year is going to be way better,” he mentioned. “Next year, I’m going to be right there.”
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