Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers legend, is uncertain if he will play beyond this season

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers legend, is uncertain if he will play beyond this season

Detroit Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera On Thursday, the Hall of Famer said for the first time that this might be his last season.

Cabrera stated previously that he would like to continue playing through the end his contract. It runs through 2025, but is not fully guaranteed until next season. Cabrera owes $32million in 2023. The Tigers will then be able to buy the remaining two years of this contract.

“I have to talk with my agent, I have to talk the GM, and I'm going to talk with everyone.” [to] Cabrera revealed the plan to the reporters before Detroit's match against the Tampa Bay Rays. “Right now, we don't really know. Today is our focus. We will take it day by day, and see what happens. I don’t think about next year. “I'm trying to be healthy this year.”

According to the 39-year old, he's been experiencing knee pain over recent weeks and will only be able to play every other day in Detroit's six-game homestand.

Cabrera stated, “You have to understand your body.” “I know my body and understand my role on this team. I'm OK. I will keep at it. They give me the chance to play and I'm going out to do my best. That's the bottom line. That's what counts. It's a chance for young men to have more at-bats, and see what's in store for next year.

Cabrera made history in 2016 when he recorded his 3,000th hit, becoming the seventh member to the 500 HR/3,000 hit group. He was also chosen to the All-Star team, his 12th selection, and the first since 2016.

Cabrera's numbers have fallen after a fantastic May. This season, he's hitting.271/.321/.336 and has four home runs and 36 RBIs.

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