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Miguel Cabrera States 2023 Season Will be His Final

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DETROIT, November 30, 2022 ~ Miguel Cabrera announced his retirement Monday, saying that the 2023 MLB season will be his last.

This past season, the Tigers‘ designated hitter and future Hall-of-Famer became the 33rd player in MLB history to attain 3,000 career hits, and is also one of just seven players to attain both 3,000 hits and 500 career runs.

The majority of the announcement was in Spanish, however, Cabrera followed the press event with an interview with MLB.com’s Christina DeNicola, saying “It is going to be my last year…It feels a little weird to say that. I thought I’m not going to say never, but I think it’s time to say goodbye to baseball.”


December 1, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Sports Analyst Steve Courtney talks to Paul W. and Sean about Miguel Cabrera‘s announcement that the 2023 baseball season will be his last.

(CONTINUED) Cabrera, who turns 40 this coming April, stated in August that he had the full intention to play in 2023, the final year of his contract. He had maintained that he would retire when his contract concluded, but also made it clear that he wants to stay involved after he is done playing.

We’ll see if I can stay in the organization with the Tigers, help young guys, help their development. I don’t know yet. I have time to decide, but my goal is to stay in baseball, try to help a lot of baseball….Because I love baseball. Why would I go away?”


April, 2022 ~ MLB takes a look back at some of Miguel Cabrera’s biggest hits throughout his career, from number one through number 3,000. At the conclusion of the 2022 season, Cabrera sat at number 24 on the list of all-time career hit leaders, with 3,088.