He managed to remain a top slugger for 13 seasons, which is impressive.
Ever since 2017, Cabrera has declined and is clearly not the same powerful hitter he once was: time remains undefeated, and Miggy is no exception.
Now, after more than a decade in the elite, Cabrera is no longer productive and will make $32 million in 2023.
It’s part of the game with long-term deals: teams usually benefit in the early years, and players do so in the latter part.
After 2023, however, Cabrera reiterated his plans.
“Ahead of his charity gala this week in Miami, Miguel Cabrera reiterates to @CDeNicola13 that 2023 will be his final season. ‘It feels a little weird to say that,’ he said. ‘I thought I’m not going to say never, but I think it’s time to say goodbye to baseball,'” Tigers insider Jason Beck tweeted, quoting the seasoned veteran.
Ahead of his charity gala this week in Miami, Miguel Cabrera reiterates to @CDeNicola13 that 2023 will be his final season.
"It feels a little weird to say that," he said. "I thought I'm not going to say never, but I think it's time to say goodbye to baseball."
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) November 28, 2022
2023 Will Be Cabrera’s Last Dance
It’s official: 2023 will be Cabrera’s final season in MLB as an active player.
He will retire at 40 years old and having achieved everything a player can dream about in baseball.
Cabrera won a World Series title at 20 years old with the Miami Marlins (then Florida Marlins) in 2003, two MVP awards, a Triple Crown in 2012, four batting crowns, and seven Silver Slugger awards, among other recognitions.
Per Beck, Cabrera would love to be involved with the Tigers after his playing days.
After getting 3,000 hits and 500 home runs (and 600 doubles, too), Cabrera can finally get to enjoy life after retirement following the 2023 campaign.