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Miguel Cabrera says he's uncertain about playing in 2023

Miguel Cabrera says he's uncertain about playing in 2023

DETROIT (AP), Miguel Cabrera said that he may end his likely Hall of Fame career in the final season.

The Detroit Tigers' star, 39, pondered the topic Thursday during a slump in the dog days of the summer. Cabrera joined earlier in the season the 3,000-hit/500 homer club and was hitting.308 as of July 8.

He was plagued by lower-body issues that have been a constant problem in recent seasons and was hitting.132 with three extra base hits in his 20 most recent games before Thursday's action.

Before the Tigers hosted Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, he stated that he had to get to know his body and understood his place on the team. "I need to talk with my agent, the GM, and I need to talk to everyone to get the plan for next season.

Right now we don't have any idea. We are focusing on today. Cabrera owes $32 million in 2023, the last season of a 10-year, $292 million contract.

After a strong finish in 2021 the Tigers were considered fringe contenders for the season. However, they have now stumbled to a 42-65 record, with the worst offense in baseball. He said, "going out there and do what I can every day -- that's my bottom line." "But young men here have the opportunity to get more at-bats, and see what we have for next year.