José Miguel Cabrera Torres is a Venezuelan first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He is a 11-time MLB All-Star and two-time American League Most Valuable Player since his debut in 2003.
He’s spent much of his career at first and third base, although before 2006 he mostly played left and right field. In 2012, he became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown.
Cabrera joined the Marlins’ minor league system in 1999 as an amateur free agent. He debuted in MLB in mid-2003 at age 20 and helped the Marlins win the World Series later that year.
Cabrera spent four seasons with the Marlins before being traded to the Tigers in late 2007. Cabrera won the hitting Triple Crown in 2012, leading the AL with a.330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBI, earning him the AL MVP honour.
In 2013, Cabrera upped his hitting average to.348 and won his second AL MVP title. Over the course of his career, Cabrera has gone on to win four American League-hitting championships, including three in a row (2011–2013).
From 2004–to 2014, he has had at least 30 home runs and at least 100 RBI in 11 straight seasons. Through the year 2021, his lifetime batting average is 18th.
During the 2021 season, Cabrera broke Omar Vizquel’s record for most career hits by a Venezuelan player. After hitting his 500th career home run on August 22nd, 2021, Cabrera will retire.
How Much Does Miguel Cabrera Make?
Miguel Cabrera makes an annual salary of $31,000,000.