Cabrera working out with team
Spring training has effectively began for Miguel Cabrera Friday morning. He took his locker in the corner of the Tigers clubhouse, right next to manager Jim Leyland’s office, and prepared to get in his work. His manager, obviously, was glad to see him.
“One thing’s for sure: Our team got a whole lot better this morning,” Leyland said.
Leyland said Cabrera will be working out like every other player on the team. It’s his call when Cabrera is ready to play in games, and that could happen soon, but Leyland didn’t want to give a definite date.
“That’s hard to say,” he said. “I really believe position players are usually here about 3-4 days and they’re ready to play. Whether that’s the case with him, I don’t know.”
It has been noted that Cabrera is in good physical condition after working out with a personal trainer alongside Magglio Ordonez and Alex Avila for most of the offseason.
The Tigers won’t have an extensive morning of workouts today due to an MLBPA meeting and the 1:05 p.m. ET exhibition against Florida Southern. Cabrera, not surprisingly, won’t be available for that game, nor will Carlos Guillen as he continues to rehab his knee. Catcher Rob Brantly also isn’t expected to play after suffering a corneal abrasion.