Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera vows to play in 2023: ‘I’ll be right here’

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Just a day after he told the Detroit Free Press that he was “not feeling very well” and scared fans that he would retire after this year, Miguel Cabrera announced that he will return in 2023.

“I won’t leave for anything … Next year I will be here,” he said.

The Tigers legend wanted to win back his contract, saying last year he was going to play “two more years, that’s it” via the Detroit Free Press.

“I say two more years. I think that’s enough. I’ll be happy spending 20 years in the big leagues if I can do it. Thank God for giving me this opportunity. Two more years and I’m ready,” Cabrera said in response. in 2021.

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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera reacts to first base after his 3,000th career hit during the first half of the first doubleheader baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Detroit.

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera reacts to first base after his 3,000th career hit during the first half of the first doubleheader baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Detroit.
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Cabrera was named a “special all-star selection” 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 nod.

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The future Hall of Famer recorded his 3,000th hit back in April and became the seventh player in baseball history to hit 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, August.  3, 2021.

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, August. 3, 2021.

Have won the world series in 2003 with the then-Florida Marlins, and is also a two-time MVP, a four-time baseball champion, a seven-time Silver Slugger, and a Triple Crown winner, having done so in 2012.

He was the first to record a baseball triple crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers plays during a baseball game, Saturday, August.  October 28, 2021 in Detroit.  On Sunday, March 13, 2022, Cabrera appeared at the start of his 20th Major Spring Training Camp and 15th with the Detroit Tigers.

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers plays during a baseball game, Saturday, August. October 28, 2021 in Detroit. On Sunday, March 13, 2022, Cabrera appeared at the start of his 20th Major Spring Training Camp and 15th with the Detroit Tigers.
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)

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Cabrera has mutual options for 2024 and 2025 and will make $32 million next season.